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    Prevention of accumulation of obsolete pesticide stocks 1995
    These guidelines were prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) under project GCP/INT/572/NET: “Prevention and Disposal of Unwanted Pesticide Stocks in Africa and the Near East”, funded by the Government of the Netherlands. Despite the limited geographical scope of the project, the guidelines are considered generally applicable and of interest to many countries, aid agencies and the pesticide industry. They have been published as provisional because they have not yet received approval from the member countries of FAO. In view of the significant interest expressed in the subject, it has been decided to make the present version available as a project publication. Interested parties are invited to provide written comments to FAO based on their experience in the implementation of these guidelines. Their comments will be considered in the definitive version of the guidelines.
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    Terminal Evaluation of ''Prevention and Disposal of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Obsolete Pesticides in Eritrea'' Phase II
    GCP/ERI/014/GFF GEF ID: 3987
    2020
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    Pesticides have helped control disease and increase crop production for food security. However poor management of pesticides has shown negative impacts human health and the environment, including death and disability among users. Of particular concern are Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) that are highly effective in the control of the insect vectors of malaria and sleeping sickness and locusts. FAO supported by GEF implemented a POPs project in Eritrea to safeguard and dispose existing stocks of obsolete pesticides, as well as working to reduce risk across the pesticide lifecycle at the policy level. The evaluation found that one of project’s main success was the safeguarding and disposal of 364 tons of obsolete pesticides and its contribution to the nationwide adoption of FFS and IPM. In the future, the evaluation recommends that the Project Steering Committee, with the support of FAO should take steps to ensure that reducing the risk from pesticides remains a priority for the government. Project code: GCP/ERI/014/GFF GEF ID: 3987
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    Mid-term evaluation of “Disposal of obsolete pesticides including persistent organic pollutants, promotion of alternatives and strengthening pesticides management in the Caribbean”
    GCP/SLC/204/GFF GEF ID: 5407
    2019
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    Declines in the sugarcane and banana industries of the Caribbean have resulted in an accumulation of disused pesticides. The adverse effect of agrochemicals, particularly pesticides, on human health and the environment is a global concern. The project ''Disposal of obsolete pesticides including persistent organic pollutants (POPs), promotion of alternatives and strengthening pesticides management in the Caribbean'' was implemented by FAO to promote the sound management of pesticides throughout their life-cycle in the Caribbean region, and reduce the risks they pose. The mid-term evaluation for this project, covering project design and implementation from November 2015 to April 2019, found that the most visible project achievement was the environmentally sound disposal of 319 tonnes of obsolete pesticides stocks, including POPs, from the 11 project beneficiary countries. Nonetheless, delays have been observed in all other activities, putting the project’s objectives at risk. Project code: GCP/SLC/204/GFF GEF ID: 5407

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