FAO and PPD organize a Regional Pesticide Registration Toolkit Workshop Hanoi, Vietnam 16-20 October 2017

A Regional workshop on the application of the FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit was held in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 16-20, 2017. Around twenty pesticide regulators from Vietnam, Lao PDR and Thailand participated in the workshop hosted by the Plant Protection Department of Vietnam. This workshop helped strengthen pesticide regulatory management capacity within Vietnam, Thailand and Lao and enhance regional collaboration between pesticide regulatory authorities. Participants shared experiences and expanded their knowledge on pesticide registration. The workshop was organized under the framework of the regional programme “Towards a non-toxic South-East Asia” (FAO Trust Fund project GCP/RAS/229/SWE), funded by the Government of Sweden.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a Pesticide Registration Toolkit to support pesticide regulators in countries with limited resources. The Toolkit can be used as a source of information and a reference tool for pesticide registration authorities. It also provides assistance on the process of evaluating pesticide registration dossiers and support for sound decision-making. Here a link to the toolkit: