French farmer awareness campaign advances
The awareness campaign launched in France last autumn for the prevention of risk to farmers using crop protection products has commenced for the spring season. The campaign is being run by the French agrochemical industry association, the UIPP, and its recycling initiative, Adivalor, in collaboration with a number of co-operative and farmer bodies ( Agrow No 599, p 11). Over 150,000 leaflets have been distributed to farmers since September, says the UIPP. Similar to last year’s initiative, the focus of the current campaign is “again on the protection of hands”. A campaign for eye protection will commence in autumn.