Phasing out Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs)

We work with governments, food and fibre sector companies and standards and our partner NGOs to encourage them to:

  1. identify which HHPs are in use in their countries or crops and which practices pose high risk
  2. phase out use of specific HHPs and replace these with safer alternatives

Exploring safer alternatives to HHPs and raising awareness about their technical and economic feasibility is an essential component of PAN UK work.

We promote organic farming methods and ecologically based methods for Integrated Pest Management (IPM), with a more recent focus on agroecological practices.

What are highly hazardous pesticides?

Our work in phasing out HHPs:

Phasing out HHPs in coffee and pineapples

We are working in Costa Rica with our partner IRET (Regional Institute for Research on Toxic Substances).

Phasing out highly hazardous pesticides in coffee and pineapple in Costa Rica

Phasing out HHPs in former Soviet Union

We’ve investigated handling practices and related ill health with farm families and local distributors.

Phasing out highly hazardous pesticides in Georgia

Phasing out endosulfan in coffee in Latin America

Information was collected on the IPM methods used on 21 certified farms in Colombia, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

Phasing out endosulfan in coffee in Latin American