Pesticides are often critical to achieve food security, public health, and other critical development objectives. But they are potent killing agents and their use poses intrinsic dangers to applicators, households, communities and the environment. Managing these risks requires that safer use principles be applied across the use cycle, from procurement thru application, clean-up and, where necessary, disposal. This includes the use of pesticides within an integrated pesticide management (IPM) framework. USAID has specific, mandatory pesticide procedures (22 CFR 216.3.b) that impose additional, specific pre-implementation review and approval requirements on any support for pesticides.
Workshops in this series:
|Target audience||USAID implementing partners whose projects support pesticide use and USAID AORs and CORs for these projects.|
|Length||3 to 4.5 days in length (1- and 2-day options are also available, but these do not include field work).|
|Emphasis||Gets participants started on developing crop-specific pest management plans or other essential SUAP compliance actions. Also briefs the risks of pesticides, the principles of IPM and safer use, and the requirements of the Pesticide Safer Use Action Plan (SUAP) that apply to the particular project or projects.|
|Field Visits||Include at least one field visit, and sometimes two, which are the basis for the practical exercises.|
Consult the training calendar page.