FAO/WHO recommendations fail to assess corporate adherence to Code of Conduct on pesticides management
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.