Training workshop on pesticide risk assessment

Online from 2 to 29 November 2021 (Sessions on 2, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29 November)

Background information: Under the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure For Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, article 5 sets out the procedures for banned or severely restricted chemicals, and states that each Party that has adopted a final regulatory action (FRA) shall notify the Secretariat in writing of such action. Among the information requirements, a Party shall include indication of whether the FRA was taken on the basis of a risk or hazard evaluation and, if so, information on such evaluation, covering a reference to the relevant documentation. Furthermore, one of the main criteria of Annex II to the Rotterdam Convention for the inclusion of chemicals in Annex III of the Convention is to establish that the FRA has been taken as the consequence of a risk evaluation involving prevailing conditions within the Party taking the action.

Organizer: The workshop is organized by the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat, with financial support from FAO’s regular programme.

Working languages: English

Content: The training consists of theoretical and practical content, including relevant case studies. It will be delivered through 8 online sessions with a duration of two hours each.

Workshop Objectives: To give an overview of the general aspects of risk assessment and its relevance for pesticide risk evaluation and regulation.

Target Audience: Government officers and other specialists responsible for the registration of pesticides from English speaking countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Workshop documents


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Agenda4.04 MB

Contact Information

For more information on the meeting please write to Mario Yarto: