PPE Project

Lack of required awareness and source of getting the personal protective equipment amongst Smallholder farmers and Spray operators has always raised a concern on the risk of unprotected exposure while handling and applying Crop protection products.

CropLife India along with its member companies, under this initiative, have amplified the effort to reach out to farmers and their families, to raise awareness on the safe and responsible use of Crop Protection Products and use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The project commenced in three states of India, viz. Punjab, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. It is estimated to have a direct outreach to over 4.5 lac farmers with an overall awareness for over 10 lac farmers including agriculture labour connected with spraying operations.

Objectives:

  • Create awareness on the importance and creating a demand of PPE’s and to build a sustainable model for making PPE‘s available at retail outlets of crop protection products.
  • Increase mass awareness on “Responsible Use of Crop Protection Products” including importance of understanding and following the label, Use of the product as per recommendations, practicing safety from exposure and understanding the technology for judicious use.

Salient Features:

  • Through this project, CropLife India is amplifying the awareness on responsible use of Crop Protection Products in the benefit of farmers and spray operators including their families, in mitigating the risk of unsafe handling of Crop protections products.
  • Ensuring PPEs are available at retail counters selling crop protection products as per specifications at a reasonable cost.
  • Implement Good Agricultural Practices of responsible use of crop protection products and Sustainable Agriculture.
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