Improvement of environmental safety in rural Armenia.
AWHHE publication on health risks from Obsolete Pesticide Dumpsite in in a landslide area near a village
- Target audience
- Sectors involved
- Overall Goal & Objectives
- First project stage: Community mobilization & information campaign
- Second project stage: Investigation and practical improvement steps
- Evaluation and impact
Download: Improvement of environmental safety in rural Armenia.
This case study shows that it is essential to involve all sectors of community, mobilize the community and to give people means to advocate their rights on safe environment and health. The newly created Collaborative Committee continues its work and with the help of AWHHE and local NGOs, is looking for a final solution to treatment and disposal of pesticide stockpile. The measures undertaken by Government following the resolution are temporary though the security of the site has increased. However as the area is still considered as an active landslide zone. The Government should develop better policies and guarantee the environmental safety of the pesticide burial in the framework of the National Implementation Plan of Stockholm Convention. To achieve the goal to treat and dispose the polluted site AWHHE continues to cooperate with policy makers and governmental authorities nationally and internationally. This should allow to contribute to the development of relevant policies on the issues of environmental protection in general and pesticides burial in particular.