Eleven Caribbean countries remove significant amounts of obsolete pesticides stocks and hazardous wastes

FAO food productionCredit:FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

This decision will result in healthier and more sustainable food production

November 15, 2017 (Bridgetown, Barbados). In a commitment to agricultural safety, food security, environmental and human health, eleven Caribbean countries are now  free from significant quantities of hazardous pesticide waste, as well as their contaminated containers and stores.

The removal of 319 tonnes of obsolete pesticides stocks and related wastes was confirmed by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at the 71st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture, held at the Secretariat of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Georgetown, Guyana last month. Read More>>