Beatrice Grenier has 25 years of experience in pesticide risk reduction at the international level. She recently worked for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) supporting the development and implementation of the FAO/WHO International Code on Conduct on Pesticide Management. She also supervised field projects in particular in West and Central Africa, working with regional and national authorities, NGOs, farmers, and local communities.
Trained in chemistry and environmental sciences, she has been involved in the area of pesticides and chemicals internationally for many years, starting at OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) and participating in IOMC (Inter Organization programme for the sound Management of Chemicals). She has covered many aspects of the pesticide life-cycle, such as: registration, residues, compliance and enforcement, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), biopesticides, obsolete pesticides and soil remediation. At FAO, she also coordinated the activities, development and trainings of the FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit and contributed to the drafting of a global action plan on Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs).
Beatrice’s work at CPSP focuses on strengthening regional capacity and collaboration on identification, reporting, regulation, replacement and monitoring of HHPs that cause poisonings and death by suicide in West Africa.