Developing effective pesticide policies

Creating agreements on use of pesticides

Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark were the first of the 24 OECD countries to introduce policy for using pesticides more efficiently. In the early 1990s they set reduction targets of at least 50% within periods of between five and ten years.

FAO has an extensive programme to identify and address sites of stockpiles of pesticides in Africa, and will be looking at other regions of the world.

In march 1998 95 countries including the USA negotiated a prior informed consent treaty requiring exporters of 27 dangerous pesticides and industrial chemicals to demonstrate that the countries that they are shipping to know what they are receiving and what the risks are.

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal