The IHPA was founded in July 1998 with the aim of facilitating and promoting international co-operation and the exchange of experiences within management of pollution problems stemming from the production and use of HCH and other unwanted pesticides worldwide. Since September 2002, the IHPA has been officially registered as a Foundation in The Netherlands.
The IHPA supports the work towards sustainable solutions in production and application of pesticides.
The IHPA promotes international co-operation of all parties, involved in the field of pesticides such as international organisations, public authorities, crop protection organisations, producers, NGO’s, contractors, consultants an those who are concerned.
Pursuing the objectives, the IHPA organises the International HCH & Pesticides Forum and publishes the Forum proceedings and thereby makes information available. The IHPA co-operates with other dedicated organisations, wherever possible to achieve its objectives. Hence the IHPA seeks funding and sponsorship.
The IHPA does not pursue and political or commercial aims.