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...[leggi]

SHARP E-Discussion

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

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...[leggi]

Fusarium Wilt TR4 - The Caribbean Carries Out Awareness-Raising and Training Activities

Fusarium wilt TR4 is currently not present in the Americas (including the Caribbean and Latin America) and it is essential to keep this disease out of the region. Currently, global banana production is seriously threatened by the re-emergence of a Fusarium Wilt caused by the...[leggi]

Pollination in apple orchards in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya region

In the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region of Asia, apple production is a major agricultural activity, and is one of the most important crops. Worth approximately US$500 million/year, and for some farmers, up to 80% of total family income derives from apple production....[leggi]

International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition

FAO will host an International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition from 18th to 19th September to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. The event brings...[leggi]

Tropical Race 4 (TR4) of Fusarium wilt: Expanded Threat to Global Banana Production

Bananas (Musa spp.), including dessert banana, plantain, and cooking banana, are the eighth most important food crop in the world, and the fourth most important in the least developed countries (FAOSTAT, 2013). However the crop is vulnerable to a number of diseases, including...[leggi]

Linking international conventions with pesticide risk reduction in the field

Endosulfan, a widely used broad spectrum organochlorine insecticide, has been listed by the Rotterdam Convention subject to the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure since 2011. It is also listed  by the Stockholm Convention as a persistent organic pollutant (POP) and ...[leggi]

Making communities aware of risks from pesticides

From 17 to 21 of March 2014, the FAO/EU partnership project on "Improved pesticides and chemicals management in the Former Soviet Union" held a training on awareness raising and communication in Chisinau, Moldova.The course brought together representatives of national NGOs and...[leggi]

EU and FAO working together to improve pesticides and chemicals management in the former Soviet Union

The FAO-EU partnership project on pesticide management in the former Soviet Union has now been active for two years. This initiative aims to act as a catalyst for the development capacity linked to the improved management of obsolete pesticide and hazardous waste and by...[leggi]

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