policy support

  • FAO Global Pollinator Seminar

    Global seminar on strengthening regulations to protect pollinators from pesticides

    23-24 February 2022

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    The Global seminar on strengthening regulations to protect pollinators from pesticides was organized by FAO to promote a dialogue among policy makers and regulators on options to strengthen legislation to protect pollinators from pesticides, with a particular focus on low and middle income countries. Almost 700 participants from all corners of the world took part in the event, together with 21 speakers and 3 expert panels, in 2 plenary and 4 parallel sessions.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Regional integration on pesticide registration in the East African Community

    Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda (2017 – 2018)

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    As part of the regional integration process, the six members states of the East African Community (EAC) are developing procedures for mutual acceptance of pesticide efficacy and residue data, elaborating regional guidelines for efficacy and residue field trials, harmonizing data requirements for registration, and adopting common approaches to reduce the risk posed by highly hazardous pesticides.

  • Risks of pesticides in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)

    Tanzania (2016)

    Msipazi farm NkasiThe Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) is a coordinated initiative to boost agricultural production in southern Tanzania through public and private investment, to improve food security, reduce rural poverty and sustain the environment. Falconsult and Wageningen Environmental Research conducted a scoping study of current and future pesticide use, associated risks and identification of actions for risk mitigation.

  • 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.


  • UN Environment

    Geneva(2018 – 2021)

    PF synthesis reportThe third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3), in 2017, adopted a Resolution on Environment and Health. In this Resolution, the Assembly expressed its concerns about the environmental and health impacts of pesticides and fertilizers and requested the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme to present a report on those impacts – and ways to minimize them – at the fifth session of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in 2021.





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