There is a campaign lead by Green Wave Vanuatu to stop synthetic pesticides, especially those based on glyphosate, and are freely available in Vanuatu.
They are used by individuals and some professional farmers, and according to campaigners, arguments are abundant to prohibit these products asap: sanitary, ethical, environmental, agronomic, economic.
These products pollute the soil, the surface water and the groundwater according to the Green Wave, a association for Environmental Protection based in Vanuatu.
Among these products, glyphosate, the world’s best-selling herbicide, was ranked as a probable carcinogen for humans in 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization.
The organisation believes that organic agriculture represents a chance for Vanuatu’s economy.