The Pesticide Risk Reduction Program – Ethiopia was closed by the end of 2015.

This website gives you information of the background, the overall goal, the objectives, the project organisation, the activities and the output of the entire program.

The Pesticide Risk Reduction Program – Ethiopia is a comprehensive programme for pesticide registration and management. In the program the Plant Health Regulatory Directorate (PHRD) of the Ministry of Agriculture of Ethiopia (MoA), Alterra, part of Wageningen UR (Netherlands) and FAO of the United Nations worked jointly together on pesticide risk reduction in Ethiopia.

This program presents all aspects of pesticide legislation in agriculture and public health sectors, setting up a sustainable system and capacity building for pesticide registration  and a holistic plan for post registration aspects: monitoring, inspection, quality control, storage, capacity building.

The program is seen as an important pilot project for other African countries or regions. The implementation of the project started in February 2010.

The overall goal of the program:

  • To contribute to a sustainable pesticide management system in Ethiopia in order to regulate pesticide use by farmers, taking into account the whole pesticide life cycle
  • To improve the environment, health of growers and the surrounding community, and stimulate the economic performance of the Ethiopian agricultural sector.