Communities in Peril: Asian Regional Report on Community Monitoring of Highly Hazardous Pesticide Use

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This report details the results of a community monitoring study aimed at investigating the use and impacts of pesticides in affected communities in Asia, and observance of the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides (the Code of Conduct). The monitoring took place in the context of increasing use of pesticides and associated impacts on farmers, agricultural workers and their communities in the Asian region. The approach used in this initiative was based on Community Pesticide Action Monitoring (CPAM) a participatory method that involves community members who undertake the research, and encourages organizing and action.

Date Published:
February 22, 2010

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Monitoring on the Impact of Pesticides on Agricultural Environments

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The module is a documentation of the learning process conducted by Gita Pertiwi and farmers in Wonogiri district (vegetables) and Wonosobo district (potato). Farmers are the source of information of knowledge based on their experiences on managing the field. The research was conducted in November to December 2007. The module provides information on the impacts of pesticide to the human body and agricultural environment.

Date Published:
June 30, 2008

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Slow Suicide: How Korean Farmers are Poisoning Themselves with Pesticides


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This report is based on a survey of pesticide use in South Korea in 2003 that was carried out by the former Citizens Alliance for Consumer Protection of Korea (CACPK), now CK (Con- sumers Korea), an organisation which is a network partner and steering committee member of the Pesticide Action Network Asia-Pacific (PAN AP). Although the survey is focused on Korea, it is integral to the international campaign against the marketing and use of pesticides that has united a broad coalition of concerned scientists, citizens groups, farmers and others for over more than three decades now.

Date Published:
June 1, 2006

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Kamukhaan Revisited: Heaven’s Antidote to Pesticide Poisoning


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In this report, residents of Kamukhaan, an indigenous Manobo village in the Southern Philippines, narrate the continuous exposure and poisoning from pesticide use by an adjacent banana plantation, and how expansion of these plantations render farmers landless and posing threats to health, environment and their livelihoods.

Date Published:
March 15, 2006

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Health Effects of Pesticides on Former IRRl Workers

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The International Rice Research Institute (lRRl) is an agricultural research and training organization based in the Philippines. The Institute has laboratories and training facilities on a 252-hectare experimental farm on the main campus of the University of the Philippines Los Banos. At the institute’s main experimental farm, IRRI claimed to have reduced pesticide use by 60 percent. This study attempts to look deeper beneath the claims and the public relations images that were created by lRRl and government pronouncements by going to the lRRl workers themselves and eliciting their experiences and views about the institution.

Date Published:
December 1, 2001

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