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close this bookEnvironmental Handbook Volume II: Agriculture, Mining/Energy, Trade/Industry (GTZ, 1995, 736 p.)
close this folderAgriculture
close this folder28. Plant protection
View the document1. Scope
View the document2. Environmental impacts and protective measures
View the document3. Notes on the analysis and evaluation of environmental impacts
View the document4. Interaction with other sectors
View the document5. Summary assessment of environmental relevance
View the document6. References

4. Interaction with other sectors

Plant protection is linked to other plant production measures and is thus subordinate to the goals of plant production (cf. environmental brief Plant Production). Measures in the field of plant production also have a bearing on the goals and environmental impacts of the following sectors:

- Livestock farming (fodder, quality control)
- Fisheries (prevention of water pollution)
- Agro-industry (quality standards)
- Health and nutrition, including drinking-water supplies (toxicology, residues)
- Analysis, diagnosis, testing (quality control, development, analytical techniques)
- Chemical industry (pesticide production)

Decisions on plant protection measures may therefore be influenced by measures in these areas. When assessments are being made, attention must be paid to the possibility that impacts generated by the various sectors could have a cumulative effect and thereby increase the amount of damage done.