The goal of the project is to obtain information on highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in Georgia, their management and phase-out in the country, as well as the use of alternative, non-chemical approaches (eg agroecology) in agriculture, which will help agricultural sector create conditions for food safety and take measures for integrated pest management.
In particular, the review focused on:
An assessment of the use and management of pesticides, in the light of existing policy and the legal frameworks;
Identification of existing alternatives for phasing out HHPs in Georgia, such as agroecology, organic agriculture and Integrated Pest Management (IPM);
Raising awareness of the impact of HHPs and alternatives to them.
The research was carried out by the NGO EcoVision with the financial support of IPEN.