CropLife Latin America Annual Report 2019
In line with the new digital era, CropLife Latin America’s Team presents their first multimedia edition of the 2019-2020 Annual Report. Learn more about the most relevant actions, achieved in conjunction with the National Associations and member companies.
IICA and CropLife join forces to promote good agricultural practices and responsible biotechnology use in Latin America and the Caribbean
An agreement signed between the organizations will promote regional agricultural sustainability by providing biotechnology and biosecurity training to producers and other groups.
Best Practice Guidance to Identify Illegal Trade of Pesticides
Publication of Best Practice Guidance to Identify Illegal Trade of Pesticides, by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
In agricultural giant Brazil, a growing hazard: The illegal trade in pesticides
Over the past two decades, the trafficking of a product as seemingly banal as pesticides has quietly grown into one of the world’s most lucrative and least understood criminal enterprises. Adulterated in labs and garages, hustled like narcotics, co-opted by gangs and mafias, counterfeit and contraband pesticides are flooding developed and developing countries alike, with environmental and social consequences that are “far from trivial,” the U.N. Environment Program reported last year.
Without healthy soils, food safety is at risk
The soil is a non-renewable resource; it provides 95% of food. We need to increase agricultural production by at least 50% by 2050 when we will be 9,100 million people. How can we achieve it if we do not protect the soil? Asks José Perdomo, President of CropLife Latin America, who calls farmers to take care of their soil and change cultural practices such as excess tillage, overuse of inputs and burning. International Soil Day 2019.
Editing Plant Genomes
Genome editing in plants is achieved thanks to precision biotechnology and it aims to be a milestone in modern agriculture.
Consumers must overcome the fear of science and technology applied in agriculture
A call to consumers to trust the controls, studies, legislation, science and the agricultural practices that make it possible to bring sufficient and quality food to the tables, was a repeated mention of the speakers at the International Forum - Innovation for the Sustainability of Agriculture, held in Brasilia on June 27
Definition and consequences of illegal trade in pesticides
A global problem arises, which is the illegal trade in pesticides, in which products are presented in the market, which contravene the countries' legislations and guidelines proposed by global organizations that ensure environmental health and safety. All the socioeconomic activity arising from transactions of purchase and sale of goods and products that come from plagiarism, smuggling, or even stolen goods, are considered illegal.