Pestrop - An Ugandan story
Bernhard Fuhrer and Damien Marti both work at the Swiss Network for International Studies, an society which promotes academic research in the interdisciplinary area of international studies, with an interest in phenomena that transcend traditional nation-state boundaries. It supports different perspectives by valuing contributions from a diverse group of academic researchers including political scientists, economists, social and cultural anthropologists, as well as other academics.
Even for smallholder farmers in Uganda the ‘spray more, produce more’ logic has become the norm and generous pesticide use without adequate protection is a widespread reality. The film follows David, a farmer from Wakiso district near Kampala, as he becomes selected to be part of a Swiss TPH-led study that looks into the health and environmental effects of pesticides. The film gives voice to Ugandan researchers and government officials.