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The Sustainable Pesticide Management Framework (SPMF) is a five-year holistic program in support of sustainable and responsible use of pesticides. It is a key global flagship program and foundational commitment by CropLife International, with deployment in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It is currently underway in Kenya, Morocco, Egypt, Thailand and Vietnam and will expand to nine countries by 2025.
The program aims to build capacity of the local countries to establish a framework that manages pesticides sustainably to protect human health, safeguard the environment and optimize crop production in addressing climate change, biodiversity loss and food insecurity. This is guided by the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management, the foundational commitment by CropLife International, its members and its network, aligned with the purpose and vision of the association to advance innovation in agriculture for enabling sustainable food systems.
Low- and middle-income countries are most vulnerable to today’s global triple challenge of sustainable food systems characterized by climate change, biodiversity loss and food security. In low- and middle-income countries and tropical climates, the impact of crop losses on food security and farmer livelihoods can be particularly severe.
To manage this balance, SPMF aims to build local capacity to establish a framework for sustainable pesticide management that reduces the risk of pesticides to protect human health and safeguard the environment while ensuring crop productivity is optimized.
Recognizing the extensive scope and resource-intensive needs to implement the Code, SPMF serves to provide the countries with the necessary technical and financial capacity to establish an integrated framework that fulfills the Code’s wide scope for sustainable pesticide management.
SPMF is built upon three interlinked pillars that reinforce CropLife’s commitment to sustainable pesticide management: