In China, we have partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture in a program that has been training farmers on safe and effective use of crop protection since 2000. In 2012 alone, together with local partners, we facilitated over 8,500 farmer meetings that delivered training on the safe use of pesticides and better farming practices to almost 260,000 farmers.
We cover how to properly protect oneself when spraying pesticide. The techniques used for handling and spraying pesticides must all conform to safety procedures. We are also telling farmers about the different types of diseases and pests, the conditions they thrive in, and their life cycles and habits. This way we will be able to implement scientific methods of prevention and control.