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Project Objectives

1. To develop and implement a Low Input Crop Management system in cotton, maize and plum tomatoes, with the aim of minimizing the risks associated with pesticide inputs.

2. To assess the impact of pesticides on a vulnerable inland water ecosystem, through appropriate risk indicators and targeted environmental monitoring.

3. To develop a National Certification Scheme for spraying equipment and professional users of pesticides.

4. To collaborate closely with policy-makers and regulatory bodies, in order that the Project’s deliverables be integrated into the national environmental policy and legislation, and into the national standards of integrated crop management.

5. To train local stakeholders (pesticides retailers, distributors, professional sprayers, farmers and advisers) on the principles of the sustainable use of pesticides.

6. To disseminate the Project’s results.


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