ECPA Safe Use Initiative by  Hans Felber  (ECPA Project Manager ‘Safe Use Initiative’) Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe...
Crop Protection Industry and Associations stewardship activities  for sustainable agriculture  Research Manufacturing Stor...
Stewardship focus Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania...
Safe Use Initiatives Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithua...
Indicators Measurement of progress Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in V...
Gaps spotted and addressed 12 key messages Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-...
Importance of joined forces Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius,...
Main measures  Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania En...
Reduction of operator exposure by engineering measures Hans Felber Greenhouses: spray gun replaced by pulled trolleys Open...
Main measures  Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Ad...
Protective garment for farmers Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilni...
Protective garments for farmers Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Viln...
Main measures  Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Ad...
Communication campaign <ul><li>Awareness campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Billboards/Poster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio...
Communication material need to be adapted to country needs Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Pro...
Farmer exhibitions Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuani...
Articles in trade press Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lit...
Radio and TV spots Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuani...
Leaflet Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania
Poster Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania To be hang...
Main measures  Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Ad...
Sustainable training Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithua...
Sustainable training <ul><li>Few key messages  (say, what is important, and not everything we know) </li></ul><ul><li>Agre...
Indicators Measurement of progress Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in V...
Indicators Greece  Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuani...
Indicators Portugal Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuan...
SUD 2009/128/EC and National Action Plan (NAP) Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June ...
The Safe Use Initiative  fits well into SUD and NAP Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  ...
ECPA website <ul><li>SUI country library </li></ul><ul><li>Training material </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic material </li></ul>...
Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products  June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania
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  1. 1. ECPA Safe Use Initiative by Hans Felber (ECPA Project Manager ‘Safe Use Initiative’) Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania
  2. 2. Crop Protection Industry and Associations stewardship activities for sustainable agriculture Research Manufacturing Storage, Transportation, and Distribution Integrated Pest Management Safe Use Initiative Container Management Disposal of Obsolete Stocks Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Company activities Association activities use phase of pesticides
  3. 3. Stewardship focus Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Illegal trade (anti-counterfeit) Empty container collection schemes Reducing spills into ground - and surface water . Safe Use Initiative
  4. 4. Safe Use Initiatives Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania
  5. 5. Indicators Measurement of progress Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania <ul><li>Observation </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face interview </li></ul>Baseline and progress surveys in pilot areas of countries 200 growers/operators have been observed and interviewed by professional market research institutes
  6. 6. Gaps spotted and addressed 12 key messages Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania
  7. 7. Importance of joined forces Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Crop Protection Associations/ Crop Protection Industry Ministry of Agriculture Certified training bodies Institutes of Occupational Health Farmer organisations Ministry of Health Ministry of Environment Distributor/dealer network State and private advisers Spray equipment industry Manufacturers of PPE Others Safe Use on farm
  8. 8. Main measures Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Engineering measures (novel spray equipment) Safe Use on farm Risk reduction for operators / workers / bystanders / residents and the environment
  9. 9. Reduction of operator exposure by engineering measures Hans Felber Greenhouses: spray gun replaced by pulled trolleys Open tractor substituted by closed tractor cabin 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania ~ 25 x ~ 10 x Additional methods: low drift nozzles, induction hopper to fill product into the tank
  10. 10. Main measures Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Adequate PPE (specific recommendations) Engineering measures (novel spray equipment) Safe Use on farm Risk reduction for operators / workers / bystanders / residents and the environment
  11. 11. Protective garment for farmers Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Selection of fabric and screen against penetration Comfort trials by farmers Exposure trials by operators Design and manufacture Manufacture and certification (DIN, EN, ISO) Distribution & sales Make protective garments available in dealer shops
  12. 12. Protective garments for farmers Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania For the promotion of PPE in Crete, displays have been placed in 33 dealer shops
  13. 13. Main measures Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Adequate PPE (specific recommendations) Communication campaign (media/press) Engineering measures (novel spray equipment) Safe Use on farm Risk reduction for operators / workers / bystanders / residents and the environment
  14. 14. Communication campaign <ul><li>Awareness campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Billboards/Poster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio/TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising/Press releases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmer Exhibitions </li></ul></ul>Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania <ul><li>Technical campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brochure/leaflets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Communication material need to be adapted to country needs Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania
  16. 16. Farmer exhibitions Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Almería 2004 Agrotec 2009 in Lisbon Agrotica 2008 in Thessaloniki
  17. 17. Articles in trade press Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Haslo Ogrodnicze Edition 15,000 MPS Sad Edition 10,000 Sad Nowoczesny Edition 7,500 A series of 3 articles in 3 major orchard farmer magazines (farmers trust farming magazines most of all)
  18. 18. Radio and TV spots Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania ‘ Safe Use’ Radio and TV spots approved as social messages by the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV) are broadcasted free of charge TV spot
  19. 19. Leaflet Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania
  20. 20. Poster Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania To be hanged up in farmer warehouses
  21. 21. Main measures Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Adequate PPE (specific recommendations) Communication campaign (media/press) Engineering measures (novel spray equipment) Training / demo farms (input for official / certified training bodies) Safe Use on farm Risk reduction for operators / workers / bystanders / residents and the environment
  22. 22. Sustainable training Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania <ul><ul><li>Addresses farmer’s needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides useful hints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is practical and support farmers in their daily work </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Sustainable training <ul><li>Few key messages (say, what is important, and not everything we know) </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed messages by all stakeholders (do not confuse farmers) </li></ul><ul><li>Practical messages (training in the field and on farm) </li></ul>Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania
  24. 24. Indicators Measurement of progress Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania <ul><li>Observation </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face interview </li></ul>Baseline and progress surveys in pilot areas of countries 200 growers/operators have been observed and interviewed by professional market research institutes
  25. 25. Indicators Greece Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Examples 25 out of 30 showed success Indicator 2005 2008 Contamination of hands (unprotected) with pure product (interview) 56% 8% Wearing gloves during mixing/loading (observation) 41% 78% Wash the gloves before taking off (observation) 13% 42% Contamination of arms and legs (unprotected) with spray solution (interview) 95% 2% Wearing a coverall during application (observation) 27% 70%
  26. 26. Indicators Portugal Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Examples (face to face interviews): All 17 showed success Indicator 2005 2008 Contamination of hands (unprotected) with pure product 21% 4% Wearing gloves during mixing/loading 38% 50% Wash the gloves before taking off 70% 77% Wearing a coverall during application 14% 25% Triple rinsing of empty packaging 22% 46%
  27. 27. SUD 2009/128/EC and National Action Plan (NAP) Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Timeline Issues 24 Nov 2009 Sustainable Use Directive (2009/128/EC) published in the Official Journal of the EU 29 Jun 2010 Corrigendum to Directive 2009/128/EC 26 Nov 2013 MS shall establish certification systems for professional users, distributors & advisors Training subjects (Annex I of 2009/128/EC) 26 Nov 2015 Sales of products for professional use are restricted to professional users holding a certificate
  28. 28. The Safe Use Initiative fits well into SUD and NAP Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania Professional users Advisers Distributors Safe Use Initiative
  29. 29. ECPA website <ul><li>SUI country library </li></ul><ul><li>Training material </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic material </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Picture archive </li></ul><ul><li>Audio archive </li></ul>Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania http://www.ecpa.eu/page/sui-country-activities /
  30. 30. Hans Felber 2011 Conference on Safe Use of Plant Protection Products June 7th-8th in Vilnius, Lithuania

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