Reducing the use of hazardous pesticides in Georgia
Forum book of the 12th International HCH and Pesticide Forum, Kiev 2013 now available
January 19, 2016
In Georgia, approximately 4 kg of pesticides on average are yearly applied on tilled soil, whereas various used pesticides are produced in Europe and their analogue pesticides in China, India, Turkey or Bulgaria.
From August 2010 to July 2012, the project entitled Reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in developing countries: potential of implementing safer chemicals including non-chemical alternatives - tools for Georgia and the EECCA region, was implemented by WECF and its Georgian partners. One of the core aims of the project was to invest the usage of pesticides in agriculture in Georgia, its legislative regulation and to identify and demonstrate the usage of non-hazardous bio pesticides in agriculture.
Forum book of the 12th International HCH and Pesticide Forum
WECF and Georgian partners participated with this article to the Forum book. Following the link you will find avery interesting and impressive Forum book of the 12th International HCH and Pesticide Forum, Kiev 2013. The content of the publication is manyfold with contributions from academica, business and NGOs.
National and international experiences on the identification, appearance and/or management of pesticides, POPs and obsolete pesticide stockpiles, health aspects of pesticides/ POPs, etc. are targeted. At page 143 you can find a contribution from WECF and our Georgian partner.