Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) is the only UK charity focused on tackling the problems caused by pesticides and promoting safe and sustainable alternatives to pesticides in agriculture, urban areas, homes and gardens.
Our work includes campaigning for change in policy and practices at home and overseas, co-ordinating projects in the developing world which help smallholder farming communities escape ill-health and poverty caused by pesticides, and contributing our wealth of scientific and technical expertise to the work of other organisations who share our aims.
PAN UK believes it is possible to:
- eliminate the use of hazardous pesticides,
- to reduce dependence on pesticides and to
- increase the use of sustainable alternatives to chemical pest control in agriculture, urban areas, public health and homes and gardens.
PAN UK makes a difference
- Achieved a ban on lindane, a hazardous pesticide once used in agriculture and homes.
- Campaigned for the global removal of the most hazardous pesticides from use.
- Established the Africa Stockpiles Programme to.remove 50,000 tonnes of dangerous obsolete.pesticides from Africa.
- Increased the use of organic cotton in UK textiles and clothing which helps prevent deaths and ill-health from poisonous cotton pesticides in developing countries.
- Strengthened the international commitment to deal with.pesticide hazards.
- Increased availability of disposal facilities for household pesticides in the UK
What we do
- We publish independent information on pesticide use and impacts for governments and decision makers, researchers, media, concerned citizens and other interested groups
- We undertake and target research to promote better understanding of the cause and effects of pesticide problems.
- We undertake projects to demonstrate that growing food and textiles, and managing amenities, is possible without the use of hazardous pesticides
- We promote effective and progressive policies to eliminate pesticide hazards, representing concerns .of users, consumers and exposed communities nationally and internationally.
- We support projects with partners in developing countries to demonstrate the efficacy of organic and low input production as a means of providing farmers with economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound livelihoods.
More About What PAN-UK Does
PAN UK is part of a network of over 600 participating non-governmental organizations, institutions and individuals in over 90 countries working to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. PAN was founded in 1982 and has five independent, collaborating Regional Centers that implement its projects and campaigns.
PAN North America
PAN Latin America