Over the years, with the introduction of high-yielding varieties expansion of areas of rice, maize, wheat and vegetables, Nepal has experienced increasing tendencies in pesticide use. Compared to other agricultural countries pesticides are not used extensively in Nepal in terms of the ratio of active ingredients used per hectare of cropland. The characteristics of pesticide use in terms of location, target crops, intensity, types of chemicals and trends are disturbing. This has caused an adverse effect in both consumers’ and farmers' health. To address this situation NPHF has launched Farming Health and Environment Project.
The project aim is to reduce negative health effects of farming with a focus on pesticide poisonings and environmental pollution.