International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2022)

Use of chemical inputs and social implications among market gardeners in Tchèlèkro, Bouaké


Akmel Meless Siméon

With the crisis of the 1980s and the structural adjustment programs, vulnerable populations live in poverty. Making "penny-wise and pound-foolish savings", they are unable to meet their needs. One of the options available to women for their empowerment is to invest in so-called informal activities. The case of market gardening is an illustration. The objective of this research is to analyze the consequences of the use of chemical inputs by women in market gardening, an activity that allows them to meet their needs. To achieve this, the work is carried out in Tchèlèkro in the commune of Bouaké, the field of investigation. The research, both qualitative and quantitative, is based on a methodological approach that consists of a field survey of 95 women (market gardeners) in the village. It mobilized tools (interview guide, questionnaire) to collect information. The work presents the results of the fieldwork. The research first explains the importance of market gardening among women. Then, it analyzes the way inputs are used in the work. Finally, the research explains the consequences of the use of chemicals among women. The existence of health problems leads to a critical reflection on market gardening in the city of Bouaké.
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Akmel Meless Siméon. Use of chemical inputs and social implications among market gardeners in Tchèlèkro, Bouaké. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 57-63
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