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FAO reply to open letter by NGO coalition urging it to address mismanagement of pesticide sales

Thank you for your letter of 21 November 2017 regarding the effectiveness of the ad-hoc monitoring procedure of the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management ("the Code"). We have noted the concerns expressed in your letter which will be made available to the next meeting of the FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Management (JMPM) and the Secretariat and to highlight our ongoing efforts to support countries in the sound management of pesticides...

The JMPM is an expert panel providing technical advice and guidance to FAO and WHO on pesticide management. Feedback on implementation of the Code from the field can help in setting priorities for the development of technical guidelines and policy advice by the JMPM. Neither FAO, nor WHO, or the JMPM has enforcement powers for compliance of the provisions of the Code or any of the associated technical or policy guidelines...

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