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FAO International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management

 

The International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management is available on the FAO Pesticide Management Webpage.

The new text of the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management was approved by the FAO Conference on 18th June 2013. It replaces the previous version (International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides) that was last updated in 2002.

Main changes are greater attention to public health pesticides and the impacts of pesticides on health and the environment, specific references to Highly Hazardous Pesticides and protection of vulnerable groups from the effects of pesticides, updated definitions. 

The Code of Conduct is an important and broadly accepted document that provides guidance on all aspects of pesticide management to governments, pesticide industry and other stakeholders.

 

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