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Report of the tenth FAO/WHO joint meeting on pesticide management

10–13 April 2017, New Delhi, India










World Health Organization & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(‎2017)‎. Report: 10th FAO/WHO joint meeting on pesticide management, 10-13 April 2017, New Delhi, India. 


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