A study released in January by the agricultural NGO CEDAC has concluded
that the use of hazardous pesticides by farmers is widespread throughout the Tonle
Sap Catchment area. CEDAC found that 241 pesticide products are used in the area,
one-third of which are classified by the WHO as extremely hazardous. The study estimated
that Cambodian farmers poured more than 1.3 million liters of pesticides on their
crops in 2000.