Preventing obsolete pesticides E-mail

PAN UK want to see the stockpiles cleared – but more importantly, we want to see the causes addressed and removed, so stockpiles are not just cleared to make space for new ones.


Prevention is an integral part of all ASP projects, and governments will usually carry out a regulatory review and start identifying prevention measures in the preparation phase of the project (along with setting up the project management unit and national steering committee, and conducting the inventory). Ratification of the Stockholm (banning POPs) and Basel (international transport of hazardous waste) conventions is a requirement for the ASP, and governments are also strongly encouraged to ratify the Rotterdam convention, regulating international trade in certain chemicals, as well. They also have to review national regulatory processes (such as import control, pesticide procurement etc) and improve stock management.

 

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The spirit of partnership of the ASP encourages governments to collaborate with NGOs. PAN UK is working closely with PAN Africa to ensure that local NGOs and civil society are represented in national Steering Committees, and can access funds available for awareness raising and promotion of alternatives (e.g. IPM – see Control of pesticides and IPM in developing countries).

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The final report from the international consultation on Potential NGO roles in prevention components of ASP projects is now available. This meeting was held in Arusha, Tanzania on 29-30 January 2007, where participants discussed IPM and alternatives to chemical pest control as an important element of prevention components of national ASP projects.


The second document is a compiled report on the status of IPM implementation in five ASP countries, with an accent on NGO contributions.
 

 

 
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