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FAO/WHO recommendations fail to assess corporate adherence to Code of Conduct on pesticides management
Author: World Health Organisation, Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Published on: 17 November 2017
The report draws attention to issues related to the distribution and use of six pesticides from Bayer and Syngenta... The report addresses two main aspects of (non-)adherence and relates to the following articles of the Code of Conduct:
(i) the labeling of pesticides [...]; and
(ii) training and protective personal equipment...
In addition, the report draws attention to companies’ efforts to take corrective action [...] and illustrates the importance of collaboration between government and industry for monitoring pesticide use and the health and environmental effects...
The JMPM makes the following response: [...]
The JMPM supports the stakeholders’ talking and working together to promote practices that minimize pesticide risks.
Pesticide risk reduction is a complex issue, and a multi-stakeholder approach can move it forward. Feedback should be encouraged to identify areas requiring attention. Multi-stakeholder dialogue may help further improve pesticide risk reduction in India.
The JMPM encourages further monitoring of the implementation of the Code of Conduct.