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Highly Hazardous Pesticides Country Situation Report- Niger
This report presents findings of a study conducted by Association Vie et Développement (AVD-Kowa Murna) about pesticides use, management and alternatives in Niger. The research found that agricultural strategies and policies need to be updated to adequately meet production needs (quantity) but also consumer demand (quality). For this, reforms must be initiated in Niger, in particular through regional and sub-regional structures, in order to translate them at the national level. The fight for the elimination of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) involves strengthening the capacities of producers and non-governmental organizations, the adoption of non-chemical agricultural practices and the promotion of alternative methods.
This supposes an accentuation of the control of the imports of HHPs in Niger and the sensitization of the farmers on the risks on health and the environment, but especially on the knowledge of HHPs. Farmers can avoid HHPs only when they are able to differentiate them from approved and / or non-toxic products.
This report relates to Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
Special thanks to IPEN's Francophone Africa Regional Coordinator Achille Ngakeng and IPEN"s Francophone Africa Regional Hub CREPD for their important contributions to the development and finalization of the project.