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Event Notice | Data and Facts on Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Kenya; Report Launch

Pesticides are inherently hazardous, and among them, several Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) cause disproportionate harm to the environment and human health. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), HHPs are a class of pesticides acknowledged to present high levels of acute or chronic hazards to human health and the environment. For years, studies have shown that HHPs cause great damage especially in countries in the Global South, and yet massive amounts of these specifically harmful pesticides are still applied to a vast extent.

In this context, the Route to Food Initiative , a programme of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Kenya is inviting you to the upcoming launch event of the Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) Report on “Addressing the Use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides in Kenya”. The Highly Hazardous Pesticides Report provides a wealth of insights from a rigorous analysis of pesticide datasets procured from a private market research entity. This report sheds light on critical matters concerning pesticide management, environmental well-being, and public health in Kenya. Drawing from data-driven assessments, the insights informed by the report will undoubtedly reshape our understanding of the challenges and opportunities surrounding pesticide use in Kenya.

The launch event’s agenda features presentations from eminent subject matter experts and representatives. These thought-provoking discussions will underscore the importance of comprehensive measures to address pesticide-related concerns and promote more sustainable agriculture practices. The event will also facilitate networking and knowledge sharing, enhancing collaboration among diverse stakeholders.

The event will also be happening online. Register here!

We look forward to meeting you and jointly advocating for the right to safer, healthier food for Kenyans.

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