Agrochemicals, health and environment: directory of resources


Training/capacity building

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    Chemical hazard communication and GHS capacity building library. Geneva, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, 2003.
    http://www.unitar.org/cwm/ghs_library/
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    Chemicals and waste management programme. Geneva, United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
    http://www.unitar.org/cwm/
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    Global IPM Facility. Links to resources for farmer field schools, training, capacity building, and community-based activity related to integrated pest management; as well as to information on pesticides and related databases. Based in Rome and sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/United Nations Development Programme/United Nations Environment Programme/World Bank.
    http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPP/IPM/gipmf/index.htm
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    Guidance and training materials of IOMC participating organisations: an annotated resource guide for chemicals management capacity building. Geneva, United Nations Institute for Training and Research, 2001.
    http://www.unitar.org/cwm/publications/current/other/resource_guide.pdf
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    Guidelines on the prevention of toxic exposures. Guidelines to help governments, national agencies and communities plan, carry out and evaluate education campaigns. Geneva, UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).
    http://www.who.int/ipcs/features/prevention_guidelines/en/
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    INFOCAP.Information exchange network on capacity building for the sound management of chemicals. Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety/European Chemicals Bureau/European Commission/United Nations Institute for Training and Research/Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
    http://www.who.int/ifcs/infocap/index.htm
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    International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC). Training/capacity-building information on safe use and handling of chemicals, health hazards and first aid; for use at the ‘shop floor’ level in factories, agriculture, construction. Geneva, UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).
    http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/icsc/en/
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    International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) (Manila). A non-profit agricultural research and training centre, established in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations in cooperation with the Government of the Philippines, and dedicated to helping farmers in developing countries produce more food on limited land, using less water, less labour, and fewer chemical inputs, without harming the environment.
    http://www.irri.org/default.asp
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    Management of poisoning. A handbook for health-care workers, particularly in rural areas. Geneva, UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).
    http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/training_poisons/management_of_poisoning/en/
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    International Pesticide Disposal. A training programme for pesticide disposal in developing countries. Washington, DC, United States Environmental Protection Agency.
    http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/international/disposal.htm
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    Pesticide Policy Project. Germany, University of Hannover, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics/Institute of Economics in Horticulture.
    http://www.ifgb1.uni-hannover.de/ppp/
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    Public health and chemical incidents: guidance for national and regional policy makers in the public/environmental health roles. Cardiff, University of Wales College of Medicine and UNEP/ILO/WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), 1999.
    http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/en/Public_Health_Management.pdf
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    Soil productivity improvement through farmer field schools (Farmer-SPI). Training materials, guidelines and case-studies supporting integrated pest and production management. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/agll/farmspi/default.stm
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