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DDT repackaging campaign in Tajikistan

Posted on June 29, 2015.

              A pilot repackaging campaign for obsolete stocks of DDT and associated waste started at Anorzor, in Khatlon Oblast, Southern Tajikistan. The repackaging campaign is organized in the frame of the project Demonstrating and scaling up sustainable alternatives to DDT for the control of vector borne diseases in Southern Caucasus […]

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Women are a priority in Tajik awareness raising on risks of obsolete pesticides

Posted on June 28, 2015.

              An awareness raising campaign started in Kumsangir rayon, Southern Tajikistan to warn the local population about the environmental and health risks of obsolete pesticides. A pilot repackaging campaign for obsolete stocks of DDT and associated waste is being prepared for the old pesticides storage facility Anorzor in Kumsangir. […]

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Obsolete pesticides central store Tajikistan ready for use

Posted on June 19, 2015.

          An intermediate collection centre (ICC) for obsolete pesticides is ready for use at Vakhsh Burial Site in Khatlon Oblast, Southern Tajikistan. The storage centre is built in the frame of the project Demonstrating and scaling up sustainable alternatives to DDT for the control of vector borne diseases in Southern Caucasus and […]

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Obsolete pesticides repackaging training Tajikistan

Posted on June 15, 2015.

Intensive training of a Governmental Committee for Emergencies team in the repackaging of obsolete pesticides has started on Friday 12 June in Khatlon Oblast, Southern Tajikistan. The training is provided in the frame of the project Demonstrating and Scaling Up Sustainable Alternatives to DDT for the control of vector borne diseases in Southern Caucasus and Central […]

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HCH and Pesticides Forum on obsolete pesticides in Spain, 3-6 November 2015

Posted on February 19, 2015.

The biannual HCH and Pesticides Forum will be organised in Spain from 3-6 November 2015. Milieukontakt provides an active contribution to this Forum and is part of the Scientific and Program Committee. The main objectives of this Forum are: to review past and ongoing activities in the field of obsolete pesticides problems in Spain, Central […]

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Sampling of unknown stocks of obsolete pesticides in Tajikistan

Posted on January 7, 2015.

A national inventory of obsolete pesticide stocks in Tajikistan, recently carried out by FAO Turkey, demonstrated that there are a lot of mixed-unknown stocks in the country. In order to prepare well for repackaging and subsequent destruction of the obsolete pesticides it is necessary to identify the different substances. In the Frame of the GEF […]

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Newsletter EC FAO project on (obsolete) pesticides in the Former Soviet Union

Posted on September 11, 2014.

Milieukontakt is a project NGO partner of FAO in the large scale project “Improved pesticides and chemicals management in the former Soviet Union” funded by FAO and the EC. Milieukontakt coordinates activities related to inventory of obsolete pesticides, to development of Environmental Management Plans needed for safeguarding of obsolete pesticides stocks, and to awareness raising […]

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Milieukontakt in de Volkskrant – “DDT is ook zo verdraaid werkzaam”

Posted on August 20, 2014.

  In de Volkskrant van woensdag 13 augustus staat een interessant interview over Milieukontakt met bestuursvoorzitter Bram de Borst. Hij vertelt onder ander over een succesvol project in Kirgizië, waarbij Milieukontakt afgelopen jaar zorgde voor het afdekken, omheinen en bewaken van een voor de bevolking en het milieu gevaarlijke pesticiden stortplaats. Als u het artikel […]

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Improved pesticides and chemicals management in the Former Soviet Union

Posted on March 14, 2014.

2014 Year of Action for EU FAO Partnership Project 2014 is set to be the busiest year yet for the EU and FAO partnership project “Improved pesticides and chemicals management in the Former Soviet Union”, of which Milieukontakt is one of the implementing partner organisations. The plans are now in place. The targets have been […]

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EU FAO Partnership Project: Events Newsletter November 2013

Posted on December 4, 2013.

Project partners come together in Kiev for the second Steering Committee Meeting of the Project On 11 and 12 November 2013 the second Steering Committee Meeting of the project Improved pesticides and chemicals management in the former Soviet Union was organised in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. This EC/FAO partnership project is implemented in cooperation with […]

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Environmental Management Plan International Training in Georgia, 17 -20 September 2013

Posted on September 9, 2013.

Environmental Management Plan International Training under the EU and FAO partnership project “Improved pesticides and chemicals management in the Former Soviet Union” From 17 to 20 September, FAO will hold a training on development of environmental management plans for environmentally sound management of obsolete pesticides in Tbilisi, Georgia. The training will be immediately followed by […]

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Pre-Announcement: 12th International HCH and Pesticides Forum in Kiev

Posted on May 31, 2013.

12th Forum 10 years after the 7th forum in Kiev: what has been achieved in a decade in Ukraine – what is Ukraine’s role for the other Eastern European, Caucasus and Central European countries November 06-08, 2013, Kiev,Ukraine The aim of 12th International HCH and Pesticide Forum is to present and discuss the problems connected […]

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Green Agenda Course at CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences

Posted on February 15, 2013.

Several students from the International Rural Development Class at CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences in Dronten visited Milieukontakt over the years for an internship at the Amsterdam office. Milieukontakt in turn, was invited by CAH Vilentum for short trainings on lobbying and advocacy. This year CAH Vilentum and Milieukontakt decided to intensify the cooperation […]

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Milieukontakt partners with FAO in new regional project on obsolete pesticides and alternatives to pesticides

Posted on October 2, 2012.

Milieukontakt International is one of the partners in the new EU funded FAO project Improving capacities to eliminate and prevent recurrence of obsolete pesticides as a model for tackling unused hazardous chemicals in the former Soviet Union, together with the International HCH and Pesticides Association and Green Cross Switzerland. The overall objective of the project […]

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Pilot remediation of obsolete pesticides sites in Vietnam

Posted on April 20, 2012.

As many other developing countries, Vietnam is facing legacy problems with obsolete and POPs pesticides. In the case of Vietnam many of the former storages are emptied in a clean-up campaign and send for destruction to a modern cement kiln. But people have buried the stocks as well in the past because they did not […]

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Obsolete pesticides legacy problems in Mongolia remain unsolved

Posted on January 5, 2012.

Mongolia’s economy is booming. International investments for exploration of the extensive mineral deposits resulted in a growth rate of close to 20 percent in the fourth quarter of last year. But pesticides problems from the past  – when the country was a Soviet satellite – remain unsolved. A mission form Milieukontakt and the International HCH […]

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Environmental movement in Albania in a European context

Posted on December 22, 2011.

In a new publication Milieukontakt describes lessons learned about building civil society for the environment. The publication is based on more than 20 years experience in this field in over 30 countries. It is published in the framework of the project, ‘Serving Albanian Environmental Civil Society in Environment’ (SACSIE), conducted in Albania from 2007 to […]

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Brochure on elimination of risks from obsolete pesticides in Moldova

Posted on October 3, 2011.

Milieukontakt is co-author of the recent brochure The Eliminators in Moldova, published within the GEF/FAO project Capacity Building on Obsolete and POPs Pesticides in EasternEuropean Caucasus and Central Asian Countries. The brochure was prepared to serve as an example and inspiration for those who will work or are already working on problems related to obsolete […]

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Results of the interview on sustainable consumption in Belarus

Posted on July 27, 2010.

The results of the interviewing of Belorussian consumers on the issue of sustainable consumption are summarized. Results are published in the brochure “Sustainable consumption in Belorussian consumers’ perception”(see annex). Подведены итоги интервьюирования потребителей Беларуси по проблеме устойчивого потребления. Результаты опубликованы в брошюре «УСТОЙЧИВОЕ ПОТРЕБЛЕНИЕ В ПРЕДСТАВЛЕНИЯХ ПОТРЕБИТЕЛЕЙ БЕЛАРУСИ» (см. приложение). Brochure report survey 1 Final

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Russian rivers and lakes in search of an IWRM approaches

Posted on July 22, 2010.

In Pskov started the second round of the special IWRM summercourses. The course was attended by 21 representatives from 8 regions. The participants  have been working on IWRM methodologies, and direct strategy and action planning for an IWRM approach to deal with a wide range of problems and their opportunities of the waterbodies in their […]

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