Pesticide Risks, Safer Use and Compliance

Speeches Shim


Pesticides are often critical to achieve food security, public health, and other development objectives. But their use poses intrinsic dangers to applicators, households, communities, and the environment. Managing these risks requires that safer use principles be applied across the use cycle, from procurement through application, clean-up, and, where necessary, disposal. This includes the use of pesticides within an integrated pesticide management (IPM) framework. USAID has specific, mandatory pesticide procedures (22 CFR 216.3.b) that impose additional, specific pre-implementation review and approval requirements on any support for pesticides.

The goal of the workshops in this series is to best equip USAID staff and implementing partners to reduce pesticide risks via compliance with mandatory Safer Use Action Plans.

Target Audience USAID implementing partners whose activities involve assistance in the procurement or use of pesticides, and the USAID AORs and CORs for these activities
Length 3 to 4.5 days (1- and 2-day options are available but do not include field work)

The risks of pesticides, the principles of IPM and safer use, and the requirements of the Pesticide Safer Use Action Plan (SUAP) that apply to the particular project or projects. How to develop crop-specific pest management plans, or plan other essential SUAP compliance actions.

Field Visits At least one, and sometimes two, which are the basis for the practical exercises

Upcoming workshops, agenda and materials.

See the training calendar for upcoming workshops. Contact the COR for USAID’s Environmental Compliance Support Project for information about native-format workshop materials and workshop organization.

Last updated: July 15, 2019

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