Eliminating Dangerous Pesticides and Promoting Safer Agriculture in the Republic of Moldova

On 26 May 2015 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, with the financial assistance of the European Union, launched a safeguarding and environmentally sound disposal operation of more than 400 tonnes of obsolete pesticides from the Pascani site in the...[more]

The achievements of Rotterdam Convention in contributing to attain food security through sustainable agriculture in 2014

In occasion of the last Divisional meeting for the year 2014, the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention prepared a short video to report some of the main achievements for the year 2014, bearing in mind that Partnership, National level implementation, strengthening Governance...[more]

A new project on food security in urban areas in Central Africa was launched in Malabo

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) hosted, on 11 and 12 November 2014, the inception workshop of the project « La sécurité alimentaire renforcée en milieu urbain en Afrique centrale grâce à une meilleure disponibilité de la nourriture produite localement » (Improving urban food security...[more]

Technical consultation on prevention and management of Fusarium wilt disease of banana

Fusarium wilt disease, caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc), is among the most destructive diseases of banana. A new race of the fungus known as Tropical Race 4 (TR4) has been affecting severely banana plantations in Southeast Asia and recently it has...[more]

10th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee

Wednesday (22 October): The 10th meeting of the Chemical Review Committee (CRC) of the Rotterdam Convention will take place at FAO HQ from 22 – 24 October 2014, back-to back with the 10th meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) of the Stockholm...[more]

Farmers Field Schools (FFS): Strengthening capacities at sub-regional level

Farmers Field Schools (FFS) employ participatory learning processes to enhance capacities of rural communities to improve food production and livelihoods, tailored to local needs. FFS were initiated in Asia over 20 years ago in the context of FAO and Government led efforts on...[more]

Road mapping pesticide risk reduction for the Pacific region

In the Pacific Island countries and territories, the consequences of the rising use of chemical pesticides, including but not limited to misuse, are a threat to the health of both humans and ecosystems. Adverse impacts range from contamination of the natural resources to...[more]

SHARP E-Discussion

New FAO tool to empower farmers in self-assessing their climate resilience [more]

Enhancing participation of developing countries in international pesticide standard setting activities

FAO plays an important role in setting international pesticide standards which contribute to the reduction of risks associated with the use of pesticides and to the promotion of sustainable agricultural production. FAO pesticide specifications provide an international point of...[more]

Monitoring SHPFs in Latin-America

The Rotterdam Convention Secretariat, through FAO Country Representatives and Designated National Authorities (DNAs), organized, conducted and completed the “Implementation of the Rotterdam Convention” project MTF/GLO/145/UEP, in Nicaragua, El Salvador and the Dominican...[more]

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