- Rapid assessment of the use of highly hazardous pesticides in the flower farms in Naivasha Kenya.
CEJAD teamed up with Pesticides Action Network-Germany in 2013 to undertake a rapid assessment on the use of highly hazardous pesticides in the flower farms of Kenya, taking the case of Naivasha flower farms as an example. We collected information on the pesticides which are actually used in the flower farms and compared our findings with the list of the pesticides which are registered by the Pests Control Products Board (PCPB).
- Developing a community monitoring system of highly hazardous pesticides in flower growing region of Naivasha, Kenya
With funding support from Global Green grants Fund (GGF), CEJAD initiated a community monitoring system of highly hazardous pesticides in the flower farms in Naivasha. This project was conceived in close collaboration with the flower farm workers and some members of the community of Naivasha during our rapid assessment described in (a) above. CEJAD established a community monitoring team comprised of local public health workers, flower farm workers representatives, fishermen, women, youth and community based environmental groups. We also developed monitoring tools and trained the community monitoring team on how to use them to collect data.
CEJAD subsequently works closely with the government in promoting protection of human health and environment of the communities in Naivasha from harmful effects of chemicals, particularly the use of pesticides.