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


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


This handbook provides information and monitoring tools to carry out community monitoring focused on collecting information on the situation at the local level on how pesticides are used and their impacts. And using the documentation from the monitoring for national and international advocacy. It outlines a monitoring and documenting approach, based on Community Pesticide Action Monitoring (CPAM). Elements of corporate accountability has also been added to the tools/questionnaires as corporations are among the biggest violators of human rights. Driven by the need to squeeze as much profits as they can, they often violate the basic rights of communities and individuals. Thus, documenting these is vital for campaigning and advocacy to hold both States and corporations accountable for human rights violations.

Date Published:
July 26, 2016

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Replacing Chemicals with Biology: Phasing out highly hazardous pesticides with agroecology


This publication provides information drawn from all regions to assist countries in replacing HHPs with ecosystem-based approaches to pesticide and crop management – replacing chemicals with biology. It draws together previously published and new material in a form that is accessible for policy- and decision-makers at the national and international level, as well as providing practical guidance at the farm and farm-support level. It also points out that use, and phasing out, of HHPs must be seen in the context not only of human health and environmental impacts and costs, but also in the context of food security, poverty reduction, and climate change.

Date Published:
November 15, 2015

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