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1 Safe Use/IPM Program “A Safe Working Place for the Honduran Field Worker ”

2 The CropLife Network CropLife Latin America CropLifeamerica.org European Crop Protection Association Japan Crop Protection Association Crop Life Asia org Crop Life Africa Middle East Crop Life Latinamerica

3 What is CropLife Latin America? Is the Regional Association representing the Plant Science Industry in Latin America The Plant Science Industry invents, develops, manufactures and sells products and services designed to improve the global production of food, feed, fibre and other useful products in a sustainable way. (i.e. Insecticides, Herbicides, Biotechnology).

4 National Associations Network CropLife Latin America

5 Companies Network BASF Bayer CropScience Dow AgroSciences DuPont FMC Monsanto Syngenta CropLife Latin America

6 CAST/EPA/CLLA/CLH Honduras Coalition Program Background cooperating with the Mexican government, Industry and other stake holders in 1999, to initiate a train the trainers program for agricultural workers. EPA began cooperating with the Mexican government, Industry and other stake holders in 1999, to initiate a train the trainers program for agricultural workers. In 2003, starting a similar program was discussed in order to address the continuum of labor and to provide protection to farms workers and farmers using pesticides.

7 CAST/EPA/CLLA/CLH Honduras Coalition Program Background First contact with potential stakeholders (11/ 2003) First contact with potential stakeholders (11/ 2003) Workshop stablished needs and priorities (02/ 2004) Workshop stablished needs and priorities (02/ 2004) Steering Committee Integration Steering Committee Integration Selection of the five working regions. Selection of the five working regions. Coalition Partners Agreements established. Coalition Partners Agreements established. Train the Trainers Course (Master Trainers) 06/2004 Train the Trainers Course (Master Trainers) 06/2004 Development of training materials. Development of training materials. Activities initiated in 5 regions: / Activities initiated in 5 regions: / Field Audits in 4 regions 06 – 12/ 2004 Field Audits in 4 regions 06 – 12/ 2004

8 Steering Comitee Honduras Program SAG (Ministry of Agriculture) SAG (Ministry of Agriculture) MINSALUD (Ministry of Health) MINSALUD (Ministry of Health) SERNA (Ministry of Environmental) SERNA (Ministry of Environmental) STPS (Ministry of Labor) STPS (Ministry of Labor) FPX (Agroexporters Federation) FPX (Agroexporters Federation) CROPLIFE HONDURAS (Coordinator) CROPLIFE HONDURAS (Coordinator) In Cooperation with: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Crop Life Latin America. Council for Agricultural Science & Technology Secretaría de Salud

9 Other coalition Members OIRSA Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria Federación de Agroexportadores de Honduras FPX Escuela Agrícola Panamericana El Zamorano Cooperación Alemana GTZ Universidad Nacional de Agricultura UNA Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola FHIA Alcaldía Municipal del Distrito Central AMDC Instituto Nacional de Formación Profesional INFOP CRESAVE (Comité Regional de Sanidad Vegetal, Comayagua) DICTA (Dirección de Ciencia y Tecnología, Agropecuaria, Secretaría de Agricultura) Comisión Nacional para la Salud de los Trabajadores de Honduras CONASATH AMDC FPX

10 Objective Objective Establish in Honduras a sustainable program to train farmers and agricultural workers on the safe and proper use of pesticides, in order to protect human health and the environment.

11 Performance Indicators Achieve a change of attitudes in the trained groups reducing the numbers of pesticides related accidents in Honduras. Establishment of a coalition with government authorities and relevant stakeholders, supporting the continuity of the educational programs on proper pesticides use.

12 Target Groups Priority Target Group: Agricultural Workers and small farmers. Agricultural Workers and small farmers. Agroexporters; farmers organizations Agroexporters; farmers organizations Other Target Groups: Pesticide Retailers Pesticide Retailers Technical Advisors/Consultants Technical Advisors/Consultants Housewives Housewives Students,teachers Students,teachers

13 Train the trainers to form MasterTrainers Multiplier effects on farmers, field workers and Agroexporters Training Strategies

14 Selected Regions: 11 Departments representing 85% of the total country 11 Departments representing 85% of the total country agricultural production. agricultural production. Crops: Melon, Water Melon, Tabasco Chili, Coffee, Crops: Melon, Water Melon, Tabasco Chili, Coffee, Oriental Vegetables, Vegetables and Cereals, Oriental Vegetables, Vegetables and Cereals, Banana, Plantain. Banana, Plantain.

15 2004 – 2007 Goals Number of trained persons : 8,120 peoples/541 events : 8,120 peoples/541 events : 11,215 peoples/747 events : 11,215 peoples/747 events : 15,765 peoples/1050 events : 15,765 peoples/1050 events EL TRIPLE LAVADO

16 Train the trainers Manual Train the trainers Manual Brochure “Safe Use of Pesticides ” Brochure “Safe Use of Pesticides ” Brochure “Workers Protection Equipment” Brochure “Workers Protection Equipment” Poster “Safe Handling and Spraying of Pesticides” Poster “Safe Handling and Spraying of Pesticides” Poster “Triple Rinse of Empty Containers” Poster “Triple Rinse of Empty Containers” Flip Charts “Safe Use of Pesticides” Flip Charts “Safe Use of Pesticides” Training Materials Training Materials Manual y presentaciones del curso para Productores y Exportadores de Frutas y Hortalizas 2004 EL TRIPLE LAVADO

17 Field Audit EL TRIPLE LAVADO

18 - Initial baseline established in four regions: - Has received training on pesticides use? - Reads the Label info? Understands it? - Pesticides use decision making - Personal Protection equipment - Pesticides storage - Intoxication symptoms ……. - Trainers and Students from the Agricultural University perform the interviews - Statistical analysis done by the office of the Mayor of Tegucigalpa ( Country’s Capital) - Interviewer will look for confirmation of the answers in the field EL TRIPLE LAVADO

19 Baseline Results Are you an independent farmer, associated to a cooperative, company worker, Other?

20 Baseline Results Who advises you on pesticides use? Porcentaje

21 Baseline Results Do you use personal protection equipment when spraying pesticides? Porcentaje

22 Baseline results What type of protective equipment do you use when applying pesticides? Porcentaje Interviewer field confirmation

23 Alfredo Ruiz President CropLife Latin America THANK YOU!


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