Keeping watch on agrochemicals. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project titles: R7111: Review of currently available information on pollution of coastal waters by sediments and agro-chemicals: - identification of sources and transport mechanisms, and influence of land use management in the watershed and R7668: Impact and amelioration of sediment and agro-chemical pollution on Caribbean coastal waters.

New tools are helping Caribbean countries introduce effective controls on agrochemicals. A policy and management strategy document provides key recommendations. A toolkit for National Plans of Action supports national level implementation within the regional strategy and to satisfy international regulations. Although, these documents were developed in the Caribbean, they are generic and can be applied more widely in other developing countries and to African and Pacific States faced with the threat of losing market access to Europe. The tools are used extensively throughout the Caribbean, promoted by regional organisations. Nationally, implementation of the strategy has spread from two countries in 2003 to eight (St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Dominica, Antigua, Belize, Jamaica and St. Lucia) in 2006.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (16 pp.) taken from the CD.


NRSP11, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 56.

Published 1 January 2007