Warning : Treated Seeds !

In most of the areas where we operate, which are suffering from a triple crisis of armed conflict, food insecurity and climate change, food systems are based on subsistence agriculture. In this context, food system resilience depends on the resilience of the seed systems that we’re able to restore through humanitarian seed distribution. Seed treatment with chemical pesticides should be avoided if possible. If a chemical pesticide is used for seed treatment, only pesticides at the same time permitted both in the European Union and in the country of distribution are recommended. Treated seed should be handled with the correct use of PPE (especially gloves) and information on the proper handling and disposal of left-over seed and packaging provided. This leaflet is to be distributed to farmers receiving seeds treated with harmful chemicals to ensure they handle treated seeds correctly thus minimizing environmental and health risks.