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A Toxics-Free Future

Informing of rural communities and farmers on POPs in Kvemi Kartli region of Georgia

ECOVISION organizeed an awareness campaign with local authorities, NGOs and rural farmers concerning the terrible contamination from obsolete pesticides in the Kvemi Kartli on of Georgia. After conducting research with local farmers to learn about current agricultural practices, a workshop was held where participants were given information about the history of contamination in the area, the toxic hazards presented to humans and the environment by the use of chemicals, safe use and storage of pesticides, and the duties and obligations of national and local governments with regards to the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam Conventions. Participants received printed educational materials highlighting workshop themes, particularly providing specific instructions on how to become more involved in future decision-making.

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