Issues Areas of Focus
Children are most vulnerable to the impacts of pesticides because they have limited control over their environment and surroundings and their brains and bodies are still developing. Women are also particularly vulnerable due to low body weight and particular genetic predispositions. Even very low-level exposure to pesticides can greatly affect growth and health. Per unit of body weight, children are
exposed to more pesticides than adults through the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the food they eat.
Pesticide Risk Reduction
Local crop production strongly relies on synthetic inputs specifically Nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides which increase production costs and raise concerns on the impact ofREAD MORE
Improving and ensuring food security has always been a primary aim of ICERD and partners. People were able to rely on the existence and quality of the natural resources forREAD MORE
What is Agrobiodiversity? Agrobiodiversity is defined as the variety of animals, plants, and micro-organisms that are used directly or indirectly for food and agriculture. It...READ MORE
Gender-disaggregated data First steps in the process involved the collection of gender-disaggregated data, particularly regarding farm/household decision-making. ByREAD MORE
Ecological agriculture is a reaction and an alternative to some of the strategies which have been used by government and donors during the last 50 years, and which have...READ MORE
ICERD strives to promote and ensure human rights throughout all aspects of our programming. Most recently, we have focused efforts on the rights of children. Focus issues have included...READ MORE
Viet Nam is extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts given its extensive coastline and river deltas, and highlands that have poor water retention capacity and are susceptible...Read More
INCOME GENERATION PROJECTS ICERD supports ecological agriculture and agrobiodiversity in an effort to reduce input costs (of pesticides), preserve agriculturalRead More
TOWARDS A NON - TOXIC ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH - EAST ASIA
Read more about our participation in this regional programme supported by the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KemI) and the Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
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