Pesticide action network

NGO overview

The Pesticide Action Network (PAN) is a network of nongovernmental organisations that works for a healthy food system without pesticides.

Who is Pesticide action network

The Pesticide Action Network (PAN) is a network with over 600 participating nongovernmental organisations that want to free the earth of hazardous pesticides. The network was founded in 1982 and now have five independent Regional Centers across the globe. The Regional Centers collaborate on projects and campaigns etc.

The network states their vision as such, on their website:

  1. Protect health and the environment by eliminating highly hazardous pesticides from the market and replacing them with sustainable solutions.
  2. Resist development and stop the introduction and use of genetic engineering into agricultural production systems.
  3. Promote empowerment of grassroots movements and citizens to fight agrochemical and seed corporations and challenge corporate globalization.
  4. Increase public investment, development, adoption and implementation of non-chemical alternative pest management systems.
  5. Develop further PAN International structures.

Official mission Pesticide action network

PAN’s mission is to end reliance on hazardous pesticides and achieve health, resilience and justice in food and farming .

International information

Pesticide action network International history

  • 1982: PAN is founded.

Northworthy international results

  • 1989: PAN convinced the UN Food and Agriculture Organization that all countries have right to “prior informed consent” when they import banned chemicals.
  • 1997: PAN and other environmental health movement leaders create a global network that works for a strong persistent organic pollutants (POP’s) treaty.
  • 1 998: One of PAN’s founding principles is enshrined in the global treaty: the Rotterdam Convention og Prior Informed Consent.
  • 2010: the Rotterdam Convention is adopted by 143 countries and 40 chemicals are included on the PIC list which require notification to importing countries.
  • 2011: 173 countries agreed to add endosulfan to the POP’s treaty list for elimination.

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References:

The organisation: pan-international

North American branch: guidestar

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