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Our ideas

Obsolete pesticides can only be solved if the parties involved are going through a number of vital steps. These steps are:

  1. Awareness process of all stakeholders, so that the dangers are well understood and the willingness is created that all stakeholders contribute to its solution. It is also vital that local and national politicians will work jointly to include the issue as priority on the local and national environmental action programmes
  2. Public participation. In a number of countries, public participation has successfully been applied as it is the core for citizens to “help yourself” and join forces to deal with the issue
  3. Training on the solution of obsolete pesticides. The training is based on the Trainer of the Trainer concept, where regional or per country trainers will be built up in order to continue the training of others, so that enough local capacity is built up to deal with the problem. Training consist of a number of FAO modules that have been successfully proven through the years and deal with inventories, risk assessment, repackaging and safeguarding, remediation, destruction and management, prevention of future stocks and reduction of present stocks
  4. Good technical information. Make available neutral and detailed information on the available destruction technologies (see SBC Fact Sheets IHPA library)
  5. Create partnerships. Join forces to get more donors involved and create the necessary partnerships so that co-funding  between owners, local and national authorities and interested bilateral and international donors will be secured
  6. Control of all works. During clean-up monitor and control the execution of repackaging works, transport and final destruction
  7. Contribute to sustainable agriculture. Stimulate integrated Pest Management and work on Empty container programmes

About IHPA

The International HCH & Pesticides Association (IHPA) is an independent and non-political network of committed individuals that wants to draw international attention on the world-wide problems stemming from the production and use of HCH and other obsolete pesticides and its dangers for human health and the environment.

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