The project is supported by GGF
There is sufficient scientific evidence regarding Glyphosate’s significant threat to agrarian societies. Some countries including EU, have already banned its use. In Armenia, Glyphosate is widely used in agriculture. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the annual amount of import is steadily increasing (12,000 liters in 2012, 60,000 liters in 2013; 149,280 t in 2016 and 161,800 t in 2017). World Health Organization (WHO) and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen. Armenia is the first in a ranking of countries with highest rate of deaths caused by cancer compiled by the World Life Expectancy research center in 2016 (death rate in Armenia is 229.84 per 100 000). The project will raise awareness of the government decision-makers in the negative impact of highly hazardous pesticides such as Glyphosate, on human health and the environment. At the same time, the project will target the farmers as most vulnerable population groups by raising awareness on the harms of Glyphosate and informing about existing agro-ecological alternatives.
- Raise awareness of decision-makers and pesticide users in safe agro-ecological alternatives to Glyphosate
- Strengthen CSO capacities in campaigning for global ban of Glyphosate.
- Campaign on alternatives to Glyphosate:
Awareness-raising campaign on glyphosate
An appeal from the civil society groups to the decision-makers calling for banning of glyphosate
- Translation and dissemination of FAO Code of Conduct (annex on hazardous pesticides)
CSO capacity building
- Training for NGOs on FAO Code of Conduct (annex on hazardous pesticides)
Letter to Minister of Agruculture