Topic outline

This course introduces the classification of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) including the systems used for identification, mitigation and the sourcing of alternatives.


This course is designed for a range of stakeholders involved in agricultural systems. More specifically, the course is targeted towards persons who are involved in some capacity at HHP mitigation:

  • Pesticide registration staff
  • Pesticide registration board members
  • Researchers working on risk mitigation
  • Other staff involved in sourcing alternatives to HHPs

  • The categories and criteria that lead to the classification of a pesticide as an HHP.
  • Risk reduction processes including assessment and mitigation.
  • Identification and implementation of alternatives to HHPs.

This course consists of three lessons of approximately 45-60 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction and identification
  • Lesson 2: Assessment and mitigation
  • Lesson 3: Alternatives

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    • Partners

      IOMC – Inter-organization programme for the sound management of chemicals European Union   KEMI – Swedish Chemicals Agency