The celebrations are being held in conjunction with the Coordinating Groups of Pesticides Control Boards of the Caribbean (CGPC). The Agriculture Departments in both St. Kitts and Nevis will host a week of activities designed to emphasize the safe use of pesticides in the Federation, while highlighting the need for safe pesticide management.
Activities scheduled for Pesticides Awareness Week include Tag Day on September 27th, Pesticides Awareness Day and a Pesticide and Calibration Workshop. Pest control operators are being encouraged to register at the Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, 27th September, 2011 from 10am to 12pm.
Pesticides Awareness Week offers the route through which the Department of Agriculture notifies the general public and producers at large of the need for sustainable agriculture by utilizing less pesticides and increasing the quality of human health and the environment for generations to come.
It is the aim of both Departments of Agriculture to inform the residents about the benefits and risks associated with pesticide use, as well as their role in ensuring the safe and effective use of these chemicals.