Pesticide Registration Toolkit

National Toolkit workshop in Malawi

27/03/2017 - 31/03/2017

A national workshop on the FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit was organized from 27 to 31 March in Blantyre, Malawi. The training workshop was conducted to strengthen the Pesticide Control Board’s regulatory capacity to ensure sound management of pesticides.

The trainees comprised 8 staff members from the Pesticide Control Board (Registration office and inspection team), two members of the PCB Technical Team and the national FAO project coordinator. During the workshop the participants were presented with the contents of the Toolkit and practical exercises that allow them to make use of the Toolkit in their day-to-day work.

One of the recommendations of the participants from this workshop was to include into the Toolkit a glossary of frequently used pesticide registration terminologywhich has since been implemented under the Terms and Defintions section on the website. The workshop was funded by the Pesticide Risk Reduction project in Malawi.