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A Toxics-Free Future


POPs Pesticides in Watershed Area

POPs pesticides in a watershed area: Focus on endosulfan.

Lakaba conducted a survey on POPs and other pesticides in two watershed areas in Davao del Sur. Additionally, they identified an open dump area in Digos City, Davao del Sur, and they did a preliminary survey on households potentially exposed to toxic fumes coming from the constantly burning open dump. A household survey was also done among the communities potentially impacted by pesticides used, especially by endosulfan and other POPs pesticides. As part of their awareness raising activities, LAKABA participated in a seminar workshop for community health workers and leaders on Community Monitoring of POPs Pesticides and other pesticides during the No Pesticides Day. They also hung streamers alongside the main roads in Digos City, capital of Davao del Sur with slogans related to the No Pesticides Campaign, such as: "No To POPs Pesticides!, No to Agrochemical TNCs!, Stop Aerial Spraying!, Protect Our Watershed!, Work for Toxics Free Future!" LAKABA and another NGO, CAUSE DS, also printed T-shirts bearing some of the slogans. A photo exhibit was also held in the seminar venue showing pictures of the Bhopal incident and other photos on pesticide poisoning cases.

Six workshops and briefings with communities and Fisherfolk leaders
Photo exhibit

Lakaba (Strength of Youth)