SUSTAINABLE FARMING, PESTICIDE-FREE
Green Cross Belarus takes an active part in European Commission/FAO UN Projects, and supports the Project Secretariat for a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Facility (GEF) international DDT project. Both projects are focused on the elimination of obsolete pesticides in the CIS region and the promotion of sustainable alternatives to pesticides in the agriculture and health sectors. In 2014 and 2015, five workshops were organised for specialists from 11 CIS countries under these frameworks.
GCB also helped develop a school garden demonstration ground at the GCB Education Centre, where sustainable farming technologies and alternatives to pesticides are presented.
GCB developed a methodical kit on obsolete pesticides for schools, titled “Pesticides: what are the alternatives?” This included a manual, nine presentations and supporting information documents.