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Situation Report on Chlorpyrifos in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan does not produce chlorpyrifos but buys it as an active ingredient to make pesticide products for local use. IPEN member Greenwomen in the Republic of Kazakhstan found information showing that Astana Nan, the largest pesticide production plant in the country, purchases chlorpyrifos as an ingredient from China to use for manufacturing local pesticide products. There are also a number of small local enterprises in Kazakhstan that manufacture ready-made pesticide products containing chlorpyrifos.
Local companies manufacture and market pesticide products under different brands, but none of the brand names contain ‘chlorpyrifos’ in the name of the product. However, almost all the pesticide products contain chlorpyrifos as an active ingredient.
Greenwomen in its inquiry to the Ministry of Agriculture asked if Kazakhstan imports the pesticides containing chlorpyrifos; what quantities Kazakhstan received, and which companies are importing these products to Kazakhstan. See the English summary and full report (in Russian) for responses and other details.
This project relates to the Sustainable Development Goals 3,6,8,9,11, and 12.
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, Greenwomen, for their important contributions to the development and finalization of the project.