Partner 20: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Partner description

FAO is a United Nations agency that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO’s goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity and the lives of rural populations. FAO’s Strategic Framework is aligned with the SDGs, geared towards tackling root causes and building a fairer society. Involved in the project is the Plant Production and Protection division of the FAO Agriculture and Consumer Protection department, and more specifically the team working on pesticide risk reduction.


Role in the project

FAO will mostly contribute to WP5, leading task 5.4 on global applicability of the the Global Health Risk Assessment Toolbox.

Involved personnel


Mr. Vlaming is an independent consultant in agricultural research and information technology, based in The Netherlands. He holds an MSc. in tropical agriculture and management of natural resources. With a focus on Information Technology, he has worked in monitoring & evaluation, data analysis, software development, web development and training. He is one of the core developers and trainers of the FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit.

Silhouet Dr. Gu is a specialist in pest and pesticide management. He started to work on pesticide management in Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in China since 1988, and as the pesticide registrar in China, was responsible for whole registration of pesticides in China from 2000 to 2014 focusing on risk assessment and approval of products and phasing out more than 20 HHPs in China. He joined the Global Review program of new pesticides organized by OECD and coordinated activities in China. Later, Dr Gu, being deputy director of National Centre for Quality and Safety of Agricultural Products, MARA, China, worked on food safety focusing on promoting IPM and building up sustainable agricultural production systems to reduce the use of agrochemicals. He joined in FAO in
September 2016 and has been responsible for pest and pesticide management as well as farmer field schools as the team leader of Pest and Pesticide Management in Division of Plant Protection
and Protection, FAO.