Of Rights and Poisons: Interview with Dr. Romeo Quijano

Dr. Romeo Quijano, chairperson of PAN Asia Pacific, has personally witnessed the damaging effects of Highly Hazardous Pesticides on people’s health and the environment over the past decades. He calls for the accountability of pesticide manufacturers and plantation companies for human rights violations related to the use of pesticides.

Pesticide-Free Schools

This short documentary highlights the successful efforts to establish pesticide-free buffer zones around schools in Asia.

In Vietnam, children were taught early on the harmful effects of pesticides and to move towards alternative methods. Meanwhile, in Cambodia, farmers stopped spraying pesticides on school days. This was a result of an education campaign launched after students fell sick due to exposure to highly hazardous pesticides such as chlorpyrifos, glyphosate, lambda-cyhalothrin, and cypermethrin.

This video by PAN Asia Pacific was made possible in collaboration with its partners the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) and the Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD), with assistance from the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KemI) and the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

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Women in Agroecology: Stories from the field

Women lead the way by showing that in replacing Highly Hazardous Pesticides with agroecology, a pesticide-free world is possible!

Many thanks to our partners CEDAC Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) CGFED Saeda Lao, and for the support of the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KemI) and Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete

Land and Rights Watch 2018

Killings, harassment, displacement. What are the most dangerous countries for farmers, indigenous people and land activists in 2018? PANAP’s Land & Rights Watch yearend report, out on Dec 10 International Human Rights Day. Follow @PANAsiaPacific on Twitter for updates.

Water Contamination in Cameron Highlands

In November 2014, a research conducted by University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) found widely banned pesticides in treated and surface water in rivers in Cameron Highlands, Pahang. The video revealed the pesticides issue happened in Cameron Highlands and its impacts to human health and the environment.

Agroecology in Action: The Women of Kampong Speu, Cambodia

In the villages of Samrong Tong, district of Kampong Speu province, Cambodia, women vegetable farmers are at the forefront of promoting agroecology. In this short documentary, watch how the Women Organic Vegetable Producer Group, with the support of the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), are able to improve their health and livelihood through sustainable organic farming.