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










More Reference links are here.

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”.




This map highlights all the countries which have pesticide legislation implemented on the basis of the FAO/WHO International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management. The Code of Conduct provides standards of conduct as well as guidance for all public and private entities engaged in or associated with the management of pesticides. In particular, as outlined in the Guidelines on Legislation, it is especially useful for countries where inadequate, outdated or even no national legislation to regulate pesticides is available.


Legend: Active (green color) means there is legislation effective in the country whereas inactive (red color) stands for no legislation has been implemented yet. Not applicable (grey color) means there is no information available from the country. Colors used are illustrative.


Source: FAO Plant Protection office(s) based in FAO Regional and Sub-Regional offices


The map was created in August 2017 and updated in February 2018


For any change to this map, please contact: [email protected]



The designations employed and the presentation of material in this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.




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