Country situation report on POPs in Togo.
This activity assessed the POPs situation in Togo, including the informal sector. Topics covered include identifying POPs sources and uses; describing POPs-related problems; level of awareness; existing legislation; activities of various sectors on POPs; and NGO capacity on POPs. ANCE - PAN Togo set up five regional working groups to perform interviews and research. The activity identified four warehouses as being possibly contaminated with POPs pesticides, along with other sites contaminated with PCBs. Many stakeholders were unaware of the POPs and the Stockholm Convention in particular. In addition, the report calls for an updated legal framework; studies of POPs monitoring and related health impacts; and an aggressive public-awareness campaign coupled with information on ecological agricultural practices. A workshop of stakeholders informed all about the results of the study.