Using pesticide policies as a tool for implementing the 25 Year Environment Plan

2018-02-22T16:03:42+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In January 2018, the UK government launched A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment (hereafter referred to as ‘the Plan’). The Plan lays out a range of goals and policies designed to ‘help the natural world regain and retain health’ and restates the government’s commitment [...]

Our initial reaction to the UK government’s 25 Year Environment Plan

2018-02-22T15:48:50+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

11th January 2018 PAN UK welcomes the government's 25 Year Environment Plan and in particular the commitment to support farmers working hard to protect the environment. However, in terms of pesticides, the plan launched today is unfortunately light on detail and includes no new, concrete commitments. While PAN UK welcomes [...]

First certified organic cotton farmers in Ethiopia

2018-01-11T17:36:36+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Project success as 200 Ethiopian farmers become the first to produce certified organic cotton in the country Since 2013, with financial support from TRAID and in collaboration with PAN-Ethiopia, our project in southern Ethiopia has provided training for over 2000 smallholder cotton farmers. Training in our Farmer Field Schools demonstrates [...]

Cotton Ranking Report 2017

2017-10-16T16:34:02+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

A report by PAN UK, Solidaridad and WWF Leading brands improve performance on sustainable cotton but many still fall short Used in hundreds of everyday items, cotton is a vital cash crop for around 100 million households in 80 countries. However, conventional production of cotton is characterised by environmental, [...]

Life-changing training in Ethiopia

2017-11-28T07:17:31+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

by Sam Claydon, Communications Officer, PAN UK (19th September 2017) PAN UK is working with partners and colleagues in Ethiopia to teach smallholder cotton farmers how to manage their fields using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods in order to move away from an over-reliance on pesticides. In a lucky turn [...]

The Pesticide-Free Towns Campaign hits Scotland

2017-07-18T10:49:15+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

by Josie Cohen, Head of Policy & Campaigns (18th July 2017) The movement to end the use of pesticides in the UK’s towns and cities enjoyed its first foray into Scotland a few weeks ago. Me and two PAN UK colleagues headed north of the border for a couple of [...]