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    Practical guidelines on pesticide risk reduction for locust control in Caucasus and Central Asia 2019
    The Guidelines discuss the risks of insecticide handling and use before, during and after locust control campaigns, as well as measures that can be taken to minimize those risks. The Guidelines target three types of staff: 1) Decision makers and campaign organizers – i.e. senior staff in the locust control unit – who require guidance on organizational aspects of risk reduction before, during and after the control campaign; 2) Locust control staff – i.e. control team supervisors, pesticide applicators, drivers, store keepers – who require guidance on best practices and risk reduction measures during the campaign; 3) Monitoring staff – i.e. from specialized human health and environmental monitoring teams – who need guidance and best practices for the monitoring of insecticide application, efficacy, human health and environmental aspects of locust control operations. The Guidelines are structured following the main stages of a locust control campaign. First, the risk reduction measures during the preparation of the campaign are discussed, including insecticide selection, contingency plans, Personal Protective Equipment, human health and the environmental monitoring and training. The second section describes the environmental and health risks during locust control operations. Insecticide transport and storage, use of Personal Protective Equipment, insecticide applications, empty container management, and monitoring of human health and environmental risks are covered. The third section discusses activities after the end of the control campaign, such as management of empty containers, remaining pesticides, or follow-up monitoring. The Selected References at the end of the document provide links to various topics that are discussed in these guidelines.
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    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Empty containers 2023
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    This practical tool aims at promoting their adequate management, with a view to avoid negative impact on human health and the environmental, and to do so highlights several "Dos & Don’ts". Produced in the framework of the FAO “Programme to improve national and regional locust management in Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA)”, the poster complements the already published “Practical Guidelines on pesticide risk reduction of locust control in CCA”.
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    Guidelines for personal protection when handling and applying pesticides
    International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management
    2020
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    These guidelines are intended to provide guidance on pesticide risk reduction through reduced exposure by effective personal protection with special attention to the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). First, they provide technical information on personal protection and on the selection and use of PPE. Second, in line with the FAO/WHO International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management, they address policy issues and recommend measures to improve personal protection and specifically the use and availability of adequate quality and affordable PPE. They are primarily aimed at government authorities in charge of pesticide management and risk reduction, but are also considered useful to public and private sectors such as pesticide industry, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and other relevant entities. More specifically, these guidelines are targeted at stakeholders in low and middle income countries (LMICs) where it is acknowledged that there is limited legislation, compliance and enforcement, and PPE availability. These Guidelines were developed by the FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Management (JMPM) to provide guidance on provisions in the Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management that are related to personal protection of pesticide users. They are meant to enhance current national legislation and regulations on personal protection and personal protective equipment (PPE) or where there is none, to provide guidance. They reflect the FAO/WHO joint approach on pesticide management, thus addressing personal protection of both agricultural and public health operators/applicators, the latter being engaged in using insecticides for vector control.

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