FAO's Programme on the Prevention and Disposal of Obsolete Pesticides is working to inform the world about the dangers of obsolete pesticide stocks. It collaborates with developing countries to prevent more obsolete pesticides from accumulating and assists them dispose of their existing stockpiles.
Information on FAO's pesticide management programmes can be viewed at the following links:
FAO Approach to prioritization and risk management
Information on the FAO's approach to prioritizing and managing stockpiles of pesticides can be found in the following documents:
- FAO Pesticide Disposal Series 12 - Environmental Managment Tool Kit for Obsolete Pesticides(EMTK) - Volume 1 (PDF)
- FAO Pesticide Disposal Series 13 - Environmental Managment Tool Kit for obsolete pesticides(EMTK) - Volume 2 (PDF)
Pesticide Stockpile Data Management System
The Pesticide Stockpile Management System (PSMS) is a web based application that has been developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to be used by countries to record and monitor their inventories of pesticides and their usage, in order to assist them in managing the most efficient usage. The application aims to help reduce the creation of obsolete pesticides and enable countries to plan strategies for responding more effectively to pest outbreaks.
If you want access to PSMS please send an email to PSMS@fao.org