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The Community Monitoring Approach
CPAM is a Participatory Action Research approach to document and create awareness of pesticide impacts on human health and the environment. It involves community members who undertake the research, and encourages organising and action. CPAM involves recording of the impacts of pesticide use on health and raising awareness of the hazards of pesticide use. CPAM aims to empower communities to address their situation themselves and get actively involved in solving their problems. This approach drives the changes required to reduce the use of pesticides, adopt more ecological and sustainable agricultural practices, and pressure governments for the implementation of better pesticide regulations and international conventions on pesticides (Quijano, 2006).
PANAP’s CPAM programme has evolved for over a decade. The aims of the CPAM programme are:
- To increase awareness among farmers and agricultural workers of the adverse impacts of pesticides on their health and the environment
- To facilitate the organising of communities and workers to take action to reduce risks due to pesticide use and to adopt ecological agricultural practices
- To establish the rapid alert response system, PQRST (Pesticide Quick Response and Surveillance Team)
- To document the practices and impact of pesticide use at the local level
The interrelationship between CPAM, organising, action and advocacy is illustrated in the diagram below.
The report reflects how a food and agricultural system promoted by a handful of agrochemical corporations as the industrialization of agriculture, has not only failed to deliver on ending hunger
Communities in Peril: Asian Regional Report on Community Monitoring of Highly Hazardous Pesticide Use
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
Community Monitoring of SAICM Implementation on Pesticide Use and Practices: Initial Results of the Community Monitoring and International Advocacy Project in Asia
This report presents the initial results of monitoring gathered through the Community Monitoring for International Advocacy project, an initiative of Pesticide Action Network (PAN) International, carried out by PAN Asia
Short Description: 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
Short Description: This report is the result of a year-long study on self-monitoring of signs and symptoms of pesticide poisoning among farmers who use highly hazardous pesticides. Date Published: July
> Short Description: 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
Short Description: 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,
Self–monitoring of Sign and Symptoms of Pesticide Poisoning by farmers occupationally exposed to pesticides
Short Description: This report is the result of a year-long study on self-monitoring of signs and symptoms of pesticide poisoning among farmers who use highly hazardous pesticides. Date Published: January
Short Description: Kamukhaan is a community of 150 families in Davao del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines, whose people and land have been facing a slow but certain death due to heavy
Short Description: 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