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Improved Pesticides and Chemicals Management in the Former Soviet Union

Assisting policy makers to improve pesticide safety

29/09/2014

The meeting on pesticide risk reduction and assisting policy makers to improve pesticide safety was held from 7 to 11 July in Tbilisi, Georgia. The meetings brought together representatives of civil society organisations, policy makers and national exerts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to work together in developing legal policy recommendations for participating countries. This workshop aimed at developing a road map for sustainable agriculture across the region. Based on a series of national reviews in the areas of pesticide legislation, the management of pesticides throughout their life cycle and the potential to use alternatives, to the most highly hazardous pesticides, the meeting was aiming to develop a series of national and regional initiatives to promote a more sustainable approach to food production and increased uptake of practices such as integrated pest management (IPM) in the region.