Activities focused on alternatives

By delivering technical assistance, the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention, in collaboration with various partners, helps countries to undertake concerted actions towards pesticide risk reduction, including through safer alternatives and techniques for managing pests. Some of the activities that have been implemented by means of technical assistance include:


The importance of using alternatives to reduce the
risks posed by highly hazardous pesticides in
NENA region

African workshop on fenthion: risks and alternatives
for quelea birds control


Alternatives to fenthion for quelea bird control in Africa

Alternatives to paraquat dichloride in weed management

Integrated pest management: theory and practice

Strategies to reduce the use of highly hazardous pesticides

Registration of biopesticides: challenges and opportunities

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Multi-stakeholder workshop on a national road map
for paraquat dichloride management in Indonesia
and implementation of the Rotterdam
Convention - 2019

Alternatives to paraquat dichloride in weed

Interview, group discussions and field visit for the
video shooting and community radio broadcast on
pesticide use, alternatives and community
empowerment in Guinea Bissau - 2018

Strategies to reduce the use of highly
hazardous pesticides

Workshop on the Identification of alternatives to
fenthion on quelea bird control, Sudan - 2017

Identification of alternatives to hazardous pesticides
in Cambodian farmer field schools - 2018

Sustainable alternatives to highly hazardous
farmers experience in growing coffee without
endosulfan - 2014


Sub-regional multi-stakeholder workshop for
Pacific Island countries on alternatives to newly
listed and candidate pesticides under the
Rotterdam Convention - 2016


News articles on alternatives