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Situation Report on Chlorpyrifos in Azerbaijan
The report provides information on the import of chlorpyrifos and its use in pest control crops in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan's developed agrarian economy ranks first in the non-oil sector. Highly hazardous pesticides, including chlorpyrifos, have been imported into the country since 2014, and since then, Azerbaijan has imported about 75,000 tons of chlorpyrifos.
An overview of the national policy aimed at reducing chlorpyrifos' impact on human health and the environment is provided. The national policy aims to reduce the risk of highly hazardous pesticides, however, there are no legislative acts relating specifically to chlorpyrifos. In 2021, Azerbaijan suspended the import of chlorpyrifos-containing insecticides.
This project relates to the Sustainable Development Goals 2,3,6, 8, 14 and 15.
Special thanks to IPEN's Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia (EECCA) Regional Coordinator Dr. Olga Speranskaya and EECCA Regional Hub Eco-Accord, and the lead organization developing this report, RUZGAR, for their important contributions to the development and finalization of the project.