FAO regional workshop discusses pesticide management

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  • Date: 28-Nov-2022
  • Source: Jordan Times
  • Sector:Agriculture
  • Country:Jordan
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FAO regional workshop discusses pesticide management

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AMMAN — The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) is holding a regional workshop on the Sound Management of Pesticides in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region over the course of three days, from November 28 through 30 in Amman. 

The workshop is held in cooperation with the FAO Plant Production and Protection Division (NSP) and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, according to a statement from FAO. 

The workshop aims to identify priorities and proposals for the capacity development of pesticide management in the region, as well as to enhance the capacity of participants to register pesticides and exchange information and experiences on pesticide management. 

The workshop will discuss identifying gaps and needs to update the legal framework and institutional capacities for pesticide management. Pesticides can pose a serious threat to human health and the environment, cause adverse effects on food security and are a major source of water and soil pollution, the statement said.

Thaer Yaseen, Regional Plant Protection officer at FAO Office for the Near East and North Africa, stressed that capacity-building programmes in the field of pesticide registration and management are essential to enhance the technical capacities of government officials involved

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