Projects

PAN UK works with local partners to support a number of projects in the developing world that are bringing real economic, health and environmental benefits to small scale and subsistence farmers and their communities.  Read about some of our current projects below.



The problem with pesticides in the developing world E-mail
Pesticides are a major global killer. The World Health Organization estimates that over 350,000 people die every year from acute pesticide poisoning, but admits that this is a significant underestimate. Other estimates have put the figure at well over 1 million. The majority of these deaths occur in the developing world. To put this in context, road traffic accidents kill 1.2 million worldwide every year.
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PAN UK Project: Growing coffee without endosulfan E-mail
photo of coffee grovesIn 2013, PAN UK undertook a one year project in partnership with the 4C Association to research and prepare practical guidance on methods of effective pest control in coffee farming without the use of the highly toxic pesticide endosulfan.

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PAN UK Project: A new approach to tackling pesticide dependency and improving livelihoods in Africa E-mail

Farmer trainingPAN UK has launched a project to bring a safe and effective new approach to pest management to Ethiopian smallholder farmers which uses beneficial insects to replace hazardous chemical pesticides and improve the profitability of cotton production. 

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PAN UK Project: Tackling pesticide impacts on biodiversity in the Ethiopian Rift Valley E-mail

Picture of pelicansPAN UK has launched a three year project funded by the Darwin Initiative to tackle the effects of pesticides on the biodiversity of the Ethiopian Rift Valley by improving the capacity of Ethiopian scientists, farming communities, government agencies and other stakeholders to:

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PAN UK Project: Benin Cotton Trade – building an environmentally friendly route to poverty reduction E-mail

Picture of Benin cotton farmers

PAN UK has launched a one year project, funded by TRAID, to help small scale cotton farmers in the Djidja, Setto and Sinendé regions of Benin in West Africa to reap the economic, health and environmental benefits of sustainable organic cotton production. This project extends PAN UK's existing four year programme which has already transformed the livelihoods of 1700 smallholder cotton farmers in Benin. 

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PAN UK Project: Tackling pesticide dependency in cotton production in the Ethiopian Rift Valley E-mail

picture of a cotton plantPAN UK has launched a three year project, funded by TRAID, to help cotton farmers in the Ethiopian Rift Valley adopt alternative methods of pest control to replace highly hazardous synthetic pesticides. 

 
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