The purpose of this document is to conduct a Pesticide Evaluation Report (PER) and Safe Use and Action Plan (SUAP) to bring USAID-funded projects into compliance with USAID‘s environmental regulations (Title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations part 216, or Regulation 216) on pesticide use. Beyond compliance, this document offers best practices and helps ensure that projects reduce the chances for errors and liability.
The report begins with sections that evaluate background and risks across the inputs sectors in Georgia, including treatment of seed, field crops, greenhouse crops, and livestock as well as processing. And, it promotes the use of preventive and curative Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Good Agriculture Practices (GAPs). It analyzes pesticide active ingredients registered for use in Georgia and recommends against use of pesticides containing active ingredients that are: not EPA registered, Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs), Class I, Known Carcinogens, and Known Water Pollutants.