Agricultural pesticides and biocides

Agricultural Pesticides


Pesticides are chemical or biological products used in agriculture to protect plants. The OECD helps governments co-operate in assessing and reducing the risks of agricultural pesticides. The OECD encourages governments to share the work of pesticide registration and develops tools to monitor and minimise pesticide risk to health and the environment. Non-agricultural pesticides are dealt with under the OECD Biocides Programme.

Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC) Webinar: Addressing Illegal Trade and traffic of Industrial Chemicals, Pesticides and Waste for Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste beyond 2020

Organised by UNITAR on behalf of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC), this series of webinars was conducted by the IOMC on key cross-sectoral issues and is a contribution to the on-going Beyond 2020 discussions. 

This webinar looked at the activities undertaken by the OECD, the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other key organisations to prevent illegal traffic/trade in hazardous chemicals and waste, and how concerted global action can support this. Other speakers included experts from IOMC Participating Organisations, government, NGOs, and industry, as well as an interactive discussion with participants.

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