Community Pesticide Action Monitoring in Mindanao, Philippines

A field study to document the use of pesticides in Mindanao and its health impacts using the Community-based Pesticide Action Monitoring (CPAM) process was conducted from 2015 to 2016. A total of 57 plantation workers from banana and oil palm plantations and residents from surrounding villages were interviewed. The report discloses the workers’ lack of safety training in handling pesticides, the lack of facilities and personal protective equipment, and the prevalence of pesticide-related illnesses among workers and their households. Plantation workers and surrounding communities are also exposed to aerial spraying.

Date Published:
January 1, 2017

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