The OECD Pesticide Risk Reduction Project aims to promote pesticide risk reduction and sustainable pest management. It encourages the development, adoption and implementation of advanced sustainable pest management strategies and policies, including risk reduction policies/practices and alternative approaches to the use of chemicals, as well as improved risk management and compliance/enforcement activities (in particular via the use of new pesticides with lower risk properties, of bio-pesticides and the adoption and implementation of IPM).
The objectives of the Project are:
• creating strategic opportunities that facilitate risk reduction,
• giving international credibility to risk reduction tools and measures,
• reaching out to other international groups active in pesticide risk reduction, and
• promoting communication on risk reduction.
The Project aims to promote pesticide risk reduction through various activities. It organises discussions, seminars or workshops on topics related to risk reduction so as to facilitate information exchange and to propose strategic options for risk reduction. The Project also creates opportunities for outreach to important stakeholders and fora, and works on ways to evaluate progress in risk reduction efforts.
To date (and since 1994), the Project has addressed or is currently addressing the following issues that are closely related to pesticide risk reduction:
Risk Reduction Seminar Series
Since 2003, the Project has organised a Risk Reduction Seminar series in order to focus on key issues in pesticide risk reduction of concern to OECD governments. The Seminars are intended to provide an opportunity for discussion, learning and information sharing. To date, seminars on the following topics have been organised.
|Risk Reduction and Pesticide Non-professional Uses
|Indicators for Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Series on Pesticides No. 75
|Risk Reduction through Prevention, Detection and Control of the Illegal International Trade in Agricultural Pesticides
|Pesticide Risk Reduction Strategies near/in Residential Areas
|Pesticide Risk Reduction through Better National Risk Management Strategies for Aerial Application
|Risk Reduction through Spray Drift Reduction Strategies as Part of National Risk Management
|Risk Reduction through Education / Training the Trainers
|Risk Reduction through Better Worker Safety and Training
|Joint OECD/EC Seminar on Harmonised Environmental Indicators for Pesticide Risk (HAIR)
|Series on Pesticides No. 40
|Pesticide Risk Reduction through Better Application Technology
|Series on Pesticides No. 35
|Risk Reduction through Good Pesticide Labelling
|Series on Pesticides No. 29
|Pesticide Risk Reduction through Good Container Management
|Series on Pesticides No. 28
|Minor Uses and Pesticide Risk Reduction
|Series on Pesticides No. 26
|Compliance and Risk Reduction