Stories from the Field: Women Working Towards a Non-Toxic Environment

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The book contains 25 stories of 25 women farmers from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and China. The booklet highlights how women farmers were influenced by the work of dedicated organizations and how various activities and support resulted in mobilization of communities to start working for improved livelihoods, through reduction of pesticides use and shift to agroecology.

Date Published:
October 17, 2016

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Handbook for Community Based Pesticide Action Monitoring, Corporate Accountability and International Advocacy: Children’s Exposure to Pesticides

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Questionnaire 6: Children’s Exposure to Pesticides section of the Community-based Pesticide Action Monitoring (CPAM). PANAP is documenting first-hand accounts about children’s exposure to pesticides and how this exposure affects them. The information we gather will directly inform our regional campaign to limit the exposure of children and their communities to highly hazardous pesticides (most of which are still in use throughout Asia despite international calls to ban these toxic chemicals). The questionnaire has three parts: (1) exposure to pesticides as well as their use and management by the school/agricultural community; (2) Child/individual interview; and (3) community health concerns. Your responses will be treated with utmost confidentiality. If you wish to remain anonymous or submit a pseudonym, you may do so.

Date Published:
August 23, 2016

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Handbook for Community Based Pesticide Action Monitoring, Corporate Accountability and International Advocacy: Community Pesticide Action Monitoring Mobile Application

cpam-mobile-app-coverThis section of the handbook details the guidelines on using the Community-based Pesticide Action Monitoring (CPAM) Mobile Application. The CPAM mobile application has been built on an Android platform and are designed to prvide a more focused approach towards data gathering for the various questionnaire under the Information and Consent form for respondents. The CPAM mobile applcation has 3 main modules, which makes it a feasible data collection, data storing and data analytical application.

Date Published:
August 23, 2016

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Handbook for Community Based Pesticide Action Monitoring, Corporate Accountability and International Advocacy: Pesticide and Community Health

 

Questionnaire 1: Part B. Pesticide and Community Health section of the Community-based Pesticide Action Monitoring (CPAM). This part should be used only if you have medical or community health training, or are accompanied by a health worker.

Date Published:
August 23, 2016

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Handbook for Community Based Pesticide Action Monitoring, Corporate Accountability and International Advocacy: Documenting Advertisements

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Questionnaire 4: Documenting Advertisements section of the Community-based Pesticide Action Monitoring (CPAM). This section is all about advertisement details, essential information, practices and incentives/offers.

Date Published:
August 23, 2016

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Handbook for Community Based Pesticide Action Monitoring, Corporate Accountability and International Advocacy: Corporate Profiles

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Questionnaire 5: Corporate Profiles section of the Community-based Pesticide Action Monitoring (CPAM). The questionaires are specific to the ‘Big 6’ transnational corporations (TNCs) – Syngenta, Bayer, Monsanto, Dow, DuPont and BASF – that are the main producers of pesticides. The questions here are specifically designed to collect data on the presence, influence, and operations of a particular TNC operating in a country.

Date Published:
August 23, 2016

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FAO Code Monitoring Module: An updated users’ guide to monitoring the implementation of the FAO/WHO International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management

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In this toolkit we share tools and experience to help concerned organisations to monitor the compliance of FAO Code by governments and industry players. The survey can be conducted regularly – say every two to three years – in order to identify areas where progress has been made and others where more effort is needed. The results can be compiled in a report for distribution to the FAO, government bodies, Secretariats of the Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions, international organisations and other civil society organisations. This module presents a monitoring survey checklist, how to fill-in the checklist and monitor the provisions to ensure uniformity in the interpretation of survey data. However, only selected provisions of the FAO Code were chosen – provisions whose violations were highlighted in the Asian Regional Report, those that would make the most impact among farming communities or practical to monitor in Asia. Furthermore, the module should help ensure the sustainability of future surveys by becoming an integral part of training programmes for researchers.

Date Published:
August 1, 2016

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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Towards The Use of Chlorpyrifos and Paraquat and Their Impact On Human Health and The Environment

Short Description:
Though the two pesticides paraquat and chlorpyrifos are highly toxic and widely used in Vietnam’s agriculture, their adverse impacts on people, animals, beneficial insects andthe environment find no mention in the training courses on pesticide use in agriculture conducted by government agencies. The media meanwhile day and night advertise the “benefits” of using these chemicals, which leads to their overuse and resistance by pests, and consequently an increase in plant diseases. Even so, farmers who grow rice, fruit and vegetables have generally depended on these pesticides to “ensure good yields”. To know more about the processes by which farmers learn about these chemicals and use them in the field, it is necessary to study their ‘knowledge, attitude and practice’ (KAP) in using pesticides in general and paraquat and chlorpyrifos in particular. The result of the study will reflect how farmers use the chemicals, as well as help find out the factors that influence their choice of highly poisonous chemicals with harmful impacts on human health and the environment.

Date Published:
July 27, 2016

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