Rapid Environmental Assessment Demonstration Project in Russia
The Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) is a tool developed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for prioritizing pesticide contaminated sites for further interven-tion. The ACAP REA project was initiated to demonstrate the use of this methodology / tool, and train experts to use it in three pilot regions: Arkhangelsk Oblast, Komi Republic and Krasnoyarsk Krai. All these regions received support from ACAP for pesticide storage improvements between 2004-2012. The REA project has built capacity to prioritize and identify storage sites where further intervention might be necessary through desk study, sampling and laboratory analysis, in a cost-ef-ficient manner.