Azerbaijan to develop pesticide destruction strategy
Sep. 13, 2011
Azerbaijan will develop a strategy to ecologically clean persistent organic pesticides, the final statement of the 11th International HCH and Pesticides Forum reads.
The statement underscored that opportunities for the full disposal of pesticides will be expanded in Azerbaijan in 2012 - 2015.
The document expressed confidence that in the next 10-12 years, Azerbaijan will be at the forefront among the South Caucasus and Central Asia countries in the sphere of environmentally friendly waste management.
Gabala hosted the 11th International HCH and Pesticides Forum on Sept.7-9.
The event was attended by about 120 experts from 40 countries discussing the projects to combat persistent organic pollutants, pesticides and hazardous chemical waste.
The forum is co-organized by the Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry and International HCH & Pesticides Association, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Azerbaijani Agriculture Ministry, Center on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Regional Center in Eastern Europe, Czech Masaryk University and German Federal Agency for Environmental Protection.
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