The Pesticide Risk Reduction pathway
PlantwisePlus recognizes the urgent need to increase the uptake of lower-risk plant protection products by farmers. This is especially true in domestic food supply systems where there tends to be little to no crop production standard compliance.
The programme enhances the use of low-risk plant protection solutions to reduce reliance on high-risk farm inputs that have adverse effects on human health and biodiversity, and promote the demand for safer and locally produced food.
Developing lower-risk plant protection products
Alongside policy streaming and awareness raising, PlantwisePlus will identify and develop lower-risk plant protection products for targeted pests
Increased availability of lower-risk plant protection products
Establishing local production of alternative products with low-tech facilities that create employment opportunities for women and youth.
Increased use of lower-risk plant protection products
Showing the increased demand for safer food will drive engagement with farmers on better food production standards as well as with agro-input dealers on improved service standards