Project Details Global Framework for Implementing Consistent Ecological Risk Assessment of Pesticides for Sustainable Agriculture: Workshop in Chile

Project No.:
Start Date:
15 March 2015
End Date:
31 December 2016


To organise an additional Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) Workshop in Chile, in order to:

  1. promote and transfer current scientific knowledge on ecological risk assessment
  2. highlight the advantages and disadvantages of risk assessment procedures
  3. provide a guidance document on the development of ecological risk assessment (This document will give participants more detailed information on risk assessment but is not intended to be a comprehensive handbook, it will enable participants to ask the right questions when risk assessments are required.)

The workshop in Chile will be part of the 4th Latin American Pesticide Residue Workshop (LAPRW 2015) and in conjunction with CropLife International. See more @


Although significant advances in ERA science and technology have been made over the last decade there is a dearth of concise and effective guidance documents and training materials for consistent and systematic practices of pesticide ecological risk assessment in scientifically emerging countries. While the agricultural practices and environmental conditions in each country will vary, key concepts and approaches will remain the same. The successful ERA workshops held in Beijing and Bogota showed that there is a great interest in ecological risk assessment processes for pesticides. Both workshops were enthusiastically supported by participants from academia, industry and government. The presentations and the possibility of networking were well received and deemed to be very useful. See former IUPAC 2010-056-1-600.

The Crop Protection Chemistry Subcommittee of the IUPAC Chemistry and the Environment Division (DCE) has completed several projects related to ERA, and the committee includes a number of experts on this topic. The Subcommittee has been approached to hold additional workshops including one in Chile.

The task group will work together through electronic communication methods and phone conferences to prepare presentations and other material for the two workshops. Existing documentation developed for the earlier workshops will be modified as appropriate. The task group will work to identify and prioritize any specific needs from Chile, relevant to assessment procedures, methods, modeling, exposure scenario design principles, risk management standard, and mitigation measures. Where possible this will be extended to South America. This information will be used to modify the current documentation realised by the initial project.


For more details and registration, see

March 2016 – Workshop report published in Chem. Int. March 2016, p. 29;

project completed

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