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Astana, Kazakhstan • 19 April, 2024 | 14:59

Kazakhstan, FAO Discuss Pesticide Life Cycle Management

The project is aimed at the eco-friendly disposal of pesticides and restoration of contaminated site

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Ministry of Ecology and Water Resources
Ministry of Ecology and Water Resources

On April 18, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) 4th regional steering committee project was held in Almaty, QazMonitor reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Ecology and Water Resources of Kazakhstan.

Agenda: The meeting’s agenda was on pesticide life cycle management in Central Asia and Turkey. ​The meeting was attended by Vice-Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mansur Oshurbayev, Head of the FAO Liaison and Partnership Bureau in Kazakhstan Kairat Nazhmidenov, experts from FAO, Central Asian countries, and representatives of government bodies.

​The project was launched in October 2018 and is aimed at the eco-friendly disposal of pesticides and restoration of contaminated sites. The project also works to strengthen the institutional and regulatory framework and increase the successful use of safe alternatives to chemical pesticides on key crops. Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Türkiye are participating in the project.

Obsolete pesticides: Within the workshop on emerging green technologies for pest and pesticide management, participants discussed tracking and updating data on obsolete pesticides using digital platforms in Kazakhstan. Currently, the list of registered pesticides in the country includes some unsafe and outdated pesticides that may harm the environment if disposed of.

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