capacity building

  • FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit

    Italy(2014 – ongoing)

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    The FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit is a decision support system for pesticide registrars in developing countries. The Toolkit is an interactive, web-based, pesticide registration handbook for day-to-day use by pesticide registrars.

  • HHP risk reduction in Ghana

    Netherlands & Ghana (2021 - ongoing)

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    Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) are of particular concern due to the severe adverse effects they can cause to human health and the environment. For that reason, their regulation and use receive particular attention from national governments and from international organizations such as FAO and WHO. HHPs have also been identified as an issue of concern by the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM).

  • Locust control in the Caucasus and Central Asia

    Various countries (2013 – 2019)

    locust sLarge areas are treated with insecticides against locusts in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Since 2011, FAO has been conducting a programme to strengthen locust control in this region.

  • Pesticide registration in Myanmar

    Myanmar, 2016 – 2017 & 2019 2020

    Myanmar rice sAgriculture in Myanmar is increasingly intensifying, leading to an increased use of pesticides. The governments of Myanmar and of The Netherlands collaborate to improve the pesticide regulatory framework in Myanmar and bring it in line with international standards.

  • Pesticide registration in the Pacific

    Fiji (2015 – 2017)

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    Pacific Island Countries and Territories have very fragile ecosystems which are particularly sensitive to pesticide contamination. Under the technical umbrella of the Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC) and with support from FAO, countries in the Pacific have been discussing ways to strengthen pesticide registration through regional collaboration and harmonization.

  • Pesticide Risk Reduction Programme – Ethiopia

    Ethiopia (2010-2014)

    PPRP AddisThe Pesticide Risk Reduction Programme (PRRP) – Ethiopia was a comprehensive programme for strengthening pesticide registration and management.

  • Reducing risks of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) - Mozambique

    Mozambique(2012 – 2014)

    Mozambique HHPs smallDuring this project, the Government of Mozambique implemented risk reduction measures for more than 100 registered highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs), inclduing the cancellation of registration of 61 products.

  • Strengthening pesticide registration in Kenya

    Kenya (2017 – 2019)

    PCPB smallThe vision of the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) of Kenya is be a world class regulatory agency for pest control products. As such, they are continuously strengthening technical capacity and improving procedures.


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