Project Structure and Methods Applied
Phase 1: Evaluation of available models: This phase consists of the literature review of available models in which their main characteristics are studied with a special focus in their applicability in the farming conditions in developing countries.
Phase 2: Determinations of exposure levels: A series of surveys will help to describe the farming system of the different case studies and experiments in the field with the tracer, whole body dosimetry and luminescence spectrometry will help to measure the current levels of exposure.
Phase 3: Description of the pesticide flow in the system: The material flow analysis methodology will help to describe the pesticide flow between the different compartments involved in the system.
Phase 4: Dynamic description of the pesticide flow: The system dynamics methodology will help to include time dependent parameters in order to estimate the exposure level and furthermore, help to estimate the health risk.