NSP - International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management
 

The International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management  is the framework on pesticide management for all public and private entities engaged in, or associated with, production, regulation and management of pesticides.  The new Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management was approved by the FAO Conference in June 2013. The Code provides standards of conduct serves as a point of reference in relation to sound pesticide life cycle management practices, in particular for government authorities and the pesticide industry.

New International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management

 

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Managing pesticides in agriculture and public health - An overview of FAO and WHO guidelines and other resources

 

The Code of Conduct is supported by technical guidelines that are developed by the Panel of Experts on Pesticide Management.

 

Since 2007 highly hazardous pesticides are a special focus area for FAO in implementing the Code of Conduct.

 

Internationally, FAO is involved in the activities of the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM) and is a Participating Organization in the Inter-Organisation Proramme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC).

 

2018 FAO/WHO survey on “Global situation of pesticide management in agriculture and public health”.

 

 

The International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides is the worldwide guidance document on pesticide management for all public and private entities engaged in, or associated with, the distribution and use of pesticides.  It was adopted for the first time in 1985 by the Twenty-fifth Session of the FAO Conference.  The Code is designed to provide standards of conduct and to serve as a point of reference in relation to sound pesticide management practices, in particular for government authorities and the pesticide industry.

Following the adoption of the Rotterdam Convention in 1998 and in view of the changing international policy framework, as well as the persistence of certain pesticide management problems, particularly in developing countries, in 1999 FAO initiated the update and revision process of the Code.  

In November 2002, the Hundred and Twenty-third Session of the FAO Council (with the authorization of the Thirty-first Session of the FAO Conference) approved the revised version of the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides by Council Resolution 1/123.

 To date, the Code of Conduct is the worldwide guidance document on pesticide management for all public and private entities engaged in or associated with the distribution and use of pesticides. Based on the framework of the Code of Conduct various guidelines are being developed or revised in order to provide direct practical guidance and assistance to the pesticide regulatory authorities and to other stakeholders.

 

 

   International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides

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