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Guidelines for the Registration of Pesticides

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The guidelines highlight the importance of collaboration between the health, agriculture and environment sectors, and they outline the roles of other stakeholders in the registration process. The guidelines also provide guidance to countries with limited resources for a registration programme.

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Pest and Pesticide Management, Plant Production and Protection Division, FAO

These guidelines set out basic principles for pesticide registration, such as having clear requirements and criteria, maintaining transparency but protecting the applicant’s intellectual property rights, evaluating hazards and precautions needed, assessing risks and benefits based on the local situation, and providing for post-registration monitoring and re-evaluation of risks to consider new information.

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