Pesticides are the only toxic substances released intentionally into our environment to kill living things. This includes substances that kill weeds (herbicides), insects (insecticides), fungus (fungicides), rodents (rodenticides), and others. The use of toxic pesticides to manage pest problems has become a common practice around the world. Pesticides are used almost everywhere -- not only in agricultural fields, but also in homes, parks, schools, buildings, forests, and roads



Course Description

Course Duration: 3 months

 

This course is for viewing only. For those interested please contact PAN Asia Pacific through Milagros S. Serrana at mila.serrana@panap.net


An enabling course on the process of participatory action research on pesticides use and impacts in the community. It is comprised of six modules designed to build the learners’ capability in identifying highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs), the illnesses associated with pesticides exposure, and the environmental impacts associated with pesticide use. A hands-on training on monitoring and use of the CPAM mobile app and field study are included. Research studies that made use of CPAM are shared which the course participants can use as template for their field study.

 

Course Objective

At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

1.     Discuss what pesticides are and how their use came about.

2.     Identify the different types of pesticides and their mode of action.

3.     List, describe and identify the illnesses associated with each type of pesticide.

4.     Differentiate the acute from the chronic effects of pesticide exposure.

5.     Identify the environmental effects of pesticides.

6.     Use the CPAM mobile app in documenting pesticides use and impacts in a community.

7.     Present the findings of the CPAM in a written report and in powerpoint.

8.     Do an advocacy work/action plan to popularize the CPAM findings.

 

Course Description

Course Duration: 1 month

This course is for viewing only. For those who are interested in taking this, please contact PAN Asia Pacific through Milagros S. Serrana at this e-address: mila.serrana@panap.net

This focuses on the current findings on the health and environmental impacts of herbicides, with special emphasis on paraquat and glyphosate. It is comprised of five modules designed to build the learners’ knowledge on the herbicides’ mode of action, alternatives to its use, and the movement towards its banning.

Course Objective

At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

1.     Discuss what herbicides are, how their use came about and their mode of action.

2.     List, describe and identify the illnesses associated with herbicides.

3.     List, describe and identify the environmental effects of herbicides.

4.     Narrate the global actions on the banning of paraquat and glyphosate, among others.