Resilience

Baseline environmental requirements help reduce pesticide use in West and North-west Africa

Baseline environmental requirements help reduce pesticide use in West and North-west Africa
Sep 2015

Many of the pesticides used in desert locust control pose a risk to the environment and to human health, even if they are used judiciously. To minimize the impact of pesticides use on human health and the environment, member countries of the FAO Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO) established baseline environmental requirements that locust campaigns should comply with.

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