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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


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 



Latest Update

Time series




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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