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Environment Safety & Effective Use of Pesticide Project
In Sri Lanka poor handling of agrochemicals is one of the most common issues identified through ETP’s monitoring programme and poor practice presents considerable risk to worker health. ETP is therefore seeking to develop a project that brings together appropriate training material and approaches with skilled local partners who can address these issues. In this regard ETP has invited PHDT to be the implementing partner in this project. The project will be implemented in 4 regions, namely, Nuwara Eliya, Hatton, Badulla and Kandy.
ETP held the initial discussion with PHDT in 2010 – August and the program was intended for
64 estates. The training was planned to be conducted by Crop Life for PHDT staff and selected health staff from estates. However due to the ill health of the consultant the program was scheduled for a later date and the consultancy was changed to JP Consultants in Sri Lanka, who will be the present trainer for PHDT and identified estate staff.
The Initial number of estates too was cropped down to 30, with a pilot programme to be implemented in 2 estates in Nuwara Eliya and Hatton regions.
Major activities in the programme -
With the experience and learning’s from the pilot program the program will be extended to the rest of the identified estates in the four mentioned regions within the year.