SPC, FAO Hold Workshop on Pesticide Management in Pacific Region
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The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) held a workshop on pesticide management in the Pacific region, which stressed the need for strong legislative and legal frameworks to regulate import, distribution and management of pesticides, and advocated for a regional pesticide registration system.

The workshop took place on 10-12 September 2014, in Suva, Fiji.

SPC FAO18 September 2014: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), held a workshop on pesticide management in the Pacific region, which stressed the need for strong legislative and legal frameworks to regulate importation, distribution and management of pesticides, and advocated for a regional pesticide registration system. The workshop took place on 10-12 September 2014, in Suva, Fiji.

The workshop also discussed Phase 2 of the EU-funded African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs) Capacity-building Project, which was approved in May 2013. The project focuses on strengthening regional and national institutional capacity to regulate and monitor the use of pesticides in agricultural production, and to minimize their use, using ecosystem services and biodiversity management.

Twelve Pacific Island countries and territories were represented at the workshop: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. [SPC Press Release]

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