Laos to reduce use of harmful pesticides

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VIENTIANE, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The Financing Agrochemical Reduction and Management (FARM) project, funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF), will be implemented in Laos to reduce the use of pesticides dangerous to humans.

The project will be conducted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Laos in cooperation with the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, according to a report from the ministry on Friday.

The project will run from 2024 to 2028 in Lao capital Vientiane and the provinces of Xieng Khuang, Luang Namtha, Oudomxay and Bokeo.

It is aimed at reducing the use of pesticides that are harmful to humans, by focusing on integrated pest management methods that are ecologically sustainable.

The main goal is to strengthen policymaking, legislation, management and investment in the field of pesticide use and to increase sustainable income generation by modeling and disseminating safe pest control methods as an alternative for farmers.

The project will raise awareness and build capacity in pesticide waste management as well as the ability to monitor and evaluate pesticide management work. Enditem

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