FPA in talks with UNIDO and other stakeholders for a project on the promotion of eco-friendly crop protection solutions
Written by : Ivan P. Layag | Published: 09 October 2023
Quezon City | October 8, 2023 – The FPA is currently in talks with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and other relevant stakeholders for the implementation a project that aims to eliminate the use of harmful inputs to food production systems.
On 26 September 2023, FPA attended a stakeholder meeting facilitated by UNIDO held at Satin 1, Seda Hotel Vertis North, Quezon City. The activity convened project stakeholders for UNIDO to discuss project updates and project implementation arrangements; and to provide an overview of the remaining preparatory activities of the project.
Executive Director Julieta Lansangan led the FPA delegation composed of Ms. Maribel Querijero, OIC Deputy Executive Director for Pesticide; Dr. Gina Tomimbang, Chief Administrative Officer of FAD; Ms. Maria Theresa Oliveros, Chief of the PMID; Ms. Shiena Lyn Atienza, OIC-Supervising Administrative Officer of FAD; and Mr. Jay-ar Rivera, Agriculturist II of FOCU.
Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNIDO and the FPA will lead the implementation of the project titled "Promoting eco-friendly crop protection solutions for persistent organic pollutant and highly hazardous pesticide reduction in Asia" from September 1, 2023, to October 31, 2028.
Relevant stakeholders that will support the project includes the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the Philippine Agriculture and Resources Research Foundation Inc. (PARRFI) as project executing entities (PEE).
The project aims to establish sustainable financing, investment, and incentive mechanisms in the formulation, production, and application of eco-friendly crop protection solutions for the reduction of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) enhancing livelihood, food safety, and protection to human health and the environment.
It will have the following components:
• Component 1: Government regulatory capacity, which aims to enable the environment for the introduction
of crop protection solutions to reduce POPs and HHPs
• Component 2: Finance and investment, which serves the purposes of enhancing finance and investment
in the development, production, and application of biopesticides, safe chemical alternatives, and other
• Component 3: Capacity and knowledge dissemination, which will raise the capacity building and
awareness in the formulation, production, and application of biopesticides, safe chemical alternatives,
and other biocontrol agents carried out
• Component 4: Project Monitoring and Evaluation, in which an effective and efficient project
implementation and monitoring based on GEF and UNIDO requirements and standards will
The Pesticide Regulatory Division under the FPA will be the main government focal point and national coordinating entity of the project. Coordinating agencies include the member agencies of the Department of Agriculture and Local Government Units of selected farmer groups.###
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