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Organic ways to replace pesticides

2 December 2010

Organic way to replace pesticidsThe film “Pesticides: Are They Really Necessary?” funded by the European Union was presented on 31 August at the UN Office in Armenia.
The 12-minute film produced by the “Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment” NGO demonstrates environmental and health problems caused by the extensive use of pesticides and calls to develop organic agriculture. The film portrays how in many cases one can avoid using pesticides for pest control, since “medicaments and green fertilizers” can be easily found in the environment. People must only know their qualities and be able to use them correctly.
“We give great importance to the issues, connected with the environment and, in particular, reduction of pesticides in agriculture. We support the awareness of producers for clean ways of producing their products,” said in his welcoming speech Raul de Luzenberger, the Head of the EU delegation to Armenia and added that Armenian producers who wish to export to the EU should adopt clean production practices.
The film was followed by a discussion on ways to develop chemical-free agricultural methods, as well as efforts to promote healthy lifestyles and environmentally friendly attitudes. The participants expressed their concerns about the farm production system in Armenia, which requires a well-operating processing industry, effective marketing and technical assistance.

Organic ways to replace pesticides

Organic way to replace pesticidsThe film “Pesticides: Are They Really Necessary?” funded by the European Union was presented on 31 August at the UN Office in Armenia. The 12-minute film produced by the “Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment” NGO demonstrates environmental and health problems caused by the extensive use of pesticides and calls to develop organic agriculture. The film portrays how in many cases one can avoid using pesticides for pest control, since “medicaments and green fertilizers” can be easily found in the environment. People must only know their qualities and be able to use them correctly. “We give great importance to the issues, connected with the environment and, in particular, reduction of pesticides in agriculture. We support the awareness of producers for clean ways of producing their products,” said in his welcoming speech Raul de Luzenberger, the Head of the EU delegation to Armenia and added that Armenian producers who wish to export to the EU should adopt clean production practices. The film was followed by a discussion on ways to develop chemical-free agricultural methods, as well as efforts to promote healthy lifestyles and environmentally friendly attitudes. The participants expressed their concerns about the farm production system in Armenia, which requires a well-operating processing industry, effective marketing and technical assistance.