Glyphosate Myth Buster

2018-10-23T10:04:25+01:00March 21st, 2018|Tags: , |

Glyphosate isn’t the only pesticide applied in towns and cities but it is certainly the most widely-used. It is sprayed by local councils and other land managers as a weedkiller in many of our green, urban spaces. Concerned citizens wanting their council (or other land managers) to stop using glyphosate come [...]

Learning from agroecological research in the UK and India

2018-05-02T17:02:49+01:00September 26th, 2017|Tags: , |

by Stephanie Williamson, Staff Scientist, PAN UK (26th September 2017) I was delighted to take part in a recent conference organised by the UK-India Agricultural Ecology Initiative and hosted by the British Ecological Society at its HQ in London. The conference brought together a range of mainly British and Indian [...]

Alternatives to Highly Hazardous Pesticides – A short guide

2018-08-03T14:36:23+01:00September 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

This new booklet demonstrates that the phasing out of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) is possible. Replacing these pesticides with safer and sustainable alternatives can be done, technically and economically. Governments and supply chain actors can help put alternatives into practice. We use case studies to describe alternative methods for managing [...]

Phasing Out Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Costa Rica

2018-05-03T09:25:44+01:00June 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

by Stephanie Williamson, Staff Scientist, PAN UK I’ve recently returned from an exciting ten days in Costa Rica, working with our partners at the Regional Institute for Research on Toxic Substances (IRET) at the National University. The aim of my visit was to share findings from our project on Phasing [...]

The Food Spray Manual: A Trainers’ Guide

2018-08-03T14:35:32+01:00May 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Using the food spray method to enhance biological control in cotton. PAN UK began working with Integrated Pest Management expert, Robert Mensah, ten years ago to develop a food spray, using cheap and locally available materials, to enhance populations of beneficial insects in smallholder cotton fields in Africa. Find out [...]

Replacing chemicals with biology

2018-08-03T15:31:12+01:00March 5th, 2017|Tags: , |

The purpose of this publication is to provide information drawn from all regions to assist countries in replacing HHPs with ecosystem-based approaches to pest and crop management - replacing chemicals with biology. It draws together previously published and new material in a form that is accessible for policy- and decision-makers [...]

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