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Volume of pesticides

Data source provider

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Use cases

Climate-related disclosures, Exposure quantification, Macro-economic modelling, Product development, Scenario analysis

Data group

Pollution

Metric Type

Physical vulnerability

Methodology/ Standard / Classification/ Taxonomy / Reference

1. International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides
2. WHO’s Recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazard

Unit (e.g. CO2)

Volume of pesticides

Dimension (e.g. Sector, Customer)

By Type

Time horizon 

Backward-looking

Frequency

Latest Update

Time series

1990-2021

Accessibility

Public

Observation on data availability/gaps

The Pesticides Use database includes data on the use of major pesticide groups (Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Plant growth regulators and Rodenticides) and of relevant chemical families. Data report the quantities (in tonnes of active ingredients).

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