Pest and Pesticide Management

FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Management (JMPM)

The FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Management (JMPM) works as an advisory body to FAO and WHO on the lifecycle management of pesticide in agriculture and public health. It supports the development of guidelines with their technical expertise to facilitate the implementation of the individual articles of the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management.

The JMPM was constituted and held its first session in 2007, following signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and WHO on cooperation in a joint programme for the sound management of pesticides. As a third key international partner, UNEP is already involved in JMPM as an Observer, is mentioned in the Code of Conduct and is also expected to join formally the JMPM in the near future to reflect the importance of the environmental issues in pesticide management.

The FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Management (JMPM) consists of expert panel members appointed by FAO and by WHO. Panel Members are internationally recognized specialists with expertise and experience relevant to the lifecycle management of pesticides used in agriculture or public health. They do not represent the position of the governments or institutions they may belong to, but are appointed to their respective Panels in their personal capacity.

A compendium of FAO and WHO guidelines and other resources - Second edition