Pest and Pesticide Management

Normative Work

International Code of Conduct and Guidelines

Strengthening sound pesticide management to assist countries in establishing or strengthening legislation, policies, strategies and capacity building for pest control and pesticides life cycle management.

International Standards

Setting international standards for pesticides residues and specifications that provide concrete assistance to countries in risk assessment and mitigation of pesticides.

Areas of work

FAO's Integrated Pest Management approach
Healthy agro-ecosystem forms the first line of defense against pests and diseases.

Pesticide Registration Toolkit
A web based decision support system for the evaluation and authorization of pesticides.



Addressing Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs)
HHPs are of particular concern due to the severe adverse effects they can cause to human health and the environment.

Risk Reduction and Mainstreaming Biodiversity
Biodiversity sustains food systems by keeping soils fertile, pollinating plants, purifying water and air, keeping fish and trees healthy, and fighting crop and livestock pests and diseases.