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What is your Interest?
Sustainable Development, Environment
Company, Charity
Name of Company / Organization:
Ramotswana Steel & Iron Company/Naca
What is your current job title / department?
Assistant Development Officer
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Scholarships,Development tactics and skills,sharing ideas and research programmes
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
Initiating development programmes in the Rural areas.Nutrition programmes.
Community water sanitation programmes


Malawian youth conservationist on saturday pressed for a ban on a deadly pesticide blamed for a spate of deaths of hippotamius at the famed Liwonde National park in the southern part of malawi.The chemical or pesticide is called"Carbofuran'',this pesticide is already illegal in Europe and is in the process of being banned in the US,and was discovered in the post-mortems three hippos found dead in the national park.It was also discovered that the lions who ate part of the Hippos were also paralysed.

Concern in malawi was first raised in the 1990s when the chemical was used on crops such as potatoes,corns,rice grapes and soyabeans and was believed to have killed a large number of ducks and waterfowl in Chikwawa district along the Shire river.The youth believe that there are significant human health concerns and environmental risks associated with using this chemical which is widely abused because it is easily available over the counter.

The poison affects not just large predators such as lions,but also scavenger birds such as vultures and other birds.It is believed that if the current usage continues ,it is possible that two different species of vultures in Malawi could go extinct within the next ten years.The pesticide is manufacutered locally by AGROEVO east africa limited and is mostly used by cotton farmers and tobacco to prevent the growth of weeds.It is sprayeddirectly onto soil and plants.It is traded locally in the country under the name Furadan.Exposure to the chemical stimulates the nervous system causing headaches,nausea,dizzines,blurred vision,confusion and general muscular weakness and at high exposures,it results to cardio-respiratory paralyis and death.

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At 11:10pm on May 9, 2008, Erle Frayne Argonza said…
Hi Prince! Welcome to our network! Pls join my circle of friends. You may also find my articles interesting. Good luck to your future missions!
At 6:17am on May 10, 2008, PRINCE said…
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