Pesticide Registration Toolkit

Regional Toolkit workshop for Southeast Asian countries, Beijing

29/05/2017 - 02/06/2017

A six day regional workshop on the FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit was organized from May 29 to June 2 in Beijing, China.

Pesticide registrars from Lao PR (4), Cambodia (4), Philipines (4), Indonesia (1) and China (15) participated in this training workshop, which was jointly organized by the FAO Regional Office for Southeast Asia and ICAMA, the Chinese Institute for Control of Agrochemicals - Ministry of Agriculture.

The participants were introduced to the Toolkit through presentations and practical exercises and shared experiences with their colleagues from the different participating countries. ICAMA, the host institute, presented its experiences with Highly Hazardous Pesticides and assessment modelling for occupational and environmental risks.

Even though the countries differ greatly in the resources available for- and current approaches to- registration of pesticides, the Toolkit proved to contain elements for each country to improve registration practices at their own resource level.