FAO and WHO have released new guidelines aimed at reducing the damage done by pesticides that pose especially high toxic risks to human health and the environment.

The guidelines are intended to help national or regional pesticide regulators with limited resources to design a process to address Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) that follows the three steps of identification, assessment and mitigation. They also aim to underscore the importance of adequate pesticide legislation, and risk and needs assessment as part of the registration process.

For more information and to access the guidelines please follow the links below.