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Highly Hazardous Pesticides

Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) are types of pesticides that can cause permanent acute and chronic toxic effects to health and to the environment. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of exposure to these pesticides. Long term exposure to Highly Hazardous Pesticides can cause severe health effects to the nervous system, reproductive, endocrine systems.

Exposure to HHPs occurs during handling, dilution, mixing and application by farmers and agricultural workers. One can also get exposed through consumption of food and water that is contaminated with residues of pesticides.

Besides the human suffering caused, there is a significant cost to society due to the accumulated health costs of acute and chronic injuries to pesticide users. As a result of the scientific evidence and community based experiences on the health and environmental impacts of pesticides, the global community is now taking action to phase out Highly Hazardous Pesticides.

In support of this, CEJAD has carried out a number of projects to monitor the[1] use of pesticides in large and high yielding farms in Kenya to ensure that farmers are not using the harmful Pesticides.

We Aim To

  • Promote safe and sustainable alternatives to highly hazardous pesticides use in Kenya to reduce negative impacts of HHPs on vulnerable populations including smallholder farmers, pregnant women and children and environment.

We Do This By

  • Advocating for phasing out of highly hazardous pesticides in Kenya
  • Promoting ecological farming practices such as agroecology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for smallholder crop production in Kenya
  • Promoting community-based monitoring to identify adverse health effects of pesticides in farming communities in Kenya
  • Carrying out awareness and sensitization on the impacts of highly hazardous pesticides and benefits of safe and sustainable alternatives to synthetic pesticides

Projects in this Programme

Rapid assessment of the use of highly hazardous pesticides in the flower farms in Naivasha Kenya

Rapid assessment of the use of highly hazardous pesticides in the flower farms in Naivasha Kenya

Assessment of  knowledge, attitude and practice  of smallholder farmers on use of pesticides and agro ecology in Uriri, Migori County

Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice of smallholder farmers on use of pesticides and agro ecology in Uriri, Migori County

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Developing a community monitoring system of highly hazardous pesticides in flower growing region of Naivasha, Kenya

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Assessment of non-chemical pest management approaches used by farmers in Lake Victoria Region

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Awareness and Training for small holder farmers in Uriri on agro ecology and effects of pesticides

Developing  the situation of highly hazardous pesticides and alternatives in Kenya

Developing the situation of highly hazardous pesticides and alternatives in Kenya

Programme News

Workshop for smallholder farmers on impacts of pesticides and benefits of agro ecology

Workshop for smallholder farmers on impacts of pesticides and benefits of agro ecology

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Field studies to document alternative pest management approached in the Lake Victoria Region

Assessment of the use of highly hazardous pesticides in Kenya’s flower farms

Assessment of the use of highly hazardous pesticides in Kenya’s flower farms

Programme Publications

Report on KAP of smallholder farmers on pesticides use and alternatives

Report on KAP of smallholder farmers on pesticides use and alternatives

Report on non-chemical pest management approaches used by farmers in Lake Victoria Region

Report on non-chemical pest management approaches used by farmers in Lake Victoria Region

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The Centre for Environmental

Justice and Development, Kenya

P.O. Box 24464-00100 Nairobi,

Kenya.

(+254) 0720 465 500

info@cejadkenya.org

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