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 [...]

Pesticide-Free Cotton in Ethiopia

2018-05-03T09:27:13+01:00May 31st, 2017|

Since 2013 we have been working to support cotton farmers in Southern Ethiopia to adopt safer and more sustainable methods of growing pesticide-free cotton. We now have 2000 smallholder farmers achieving average yields over 100% higher than before. An organic cotton producers’ cooperative is selling Grade A organic cotton [...]

Pesticide Gains and Losses at the Triple COPs

2018-05-03T09:29:37+01:00May 18th, 2017|

by Dr Meriel Watts, Senior Science Advisor of PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) PAN UK recently attended the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions Conferences of Parties (Triple COPs), held in Geneva in May 2017. These conventions are international initiatives attempting to establish basic regulatory measures for pesticides at the global [...]

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 [...]

Is Your Garden Dangerous?

2018-05-03T09:31:56+01:00April 12th, 2017|

by Nick Mole, Policy Officer, PAN UK It's National Gardening Week, a time for people to get out in their gardens, enjoy the spring weather and get those ornamental beds looking good in time for summer. But, there are some things that have no place in a garden. You're probably [...]

PAN UK dismayed by ECHA opinion on Glyphosate

2018-05-03T09:36:26+01:00March 15th, 2017|

Today’s opinion from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) – that glyphosate does not present an unacceptable risk to human health – is not only a huge disappointment, but also a complete abandonment of the precautionary principle.  It puts the health and wellbeing of millions of EU citizens at risk. It [...]

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 [...]

Adverse Health Effects Caused by Paraquat

2018-05-03T09:46:59+01:00February 6th, 2017|

A new publication by PUBLIC EYE (Switzerland), PAN ASIA PACIFIC (PANAP) and PESTICIDE ACTION NETWORK UK (PAN UK): Adverse health effects caused by paraquat – A bibliography of documented evidence Paraquat is now banned in over 40 countries, including the European Union and Switzerland, Syngenta’s home country, because of its adverse health [...]

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