In 2014, PAN UK worked to protect farmers and vulnerable social groups from pesticide risks in the former Soviet Union. The project worked with local partners in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine.
The aims of the project were to:
- conduct a baseline study in each country to identify the nature and scale of pesticide exposure for farmers and social groups including women, children and seasonal workers
- raise awareness of the risks of pesticide exposure, promote risk-reduction measures, and promote alternatives to pesticides
- use the data generated by the baseline studies to strengthen pesticide regulation.