Robert Birkett met with Jose Perdomo, of industry association CropLife Latin America to discuss some off the major issues hitting the crop protection sector in his region the past year.
New challenges amid the economic recovery
The presidents' message highlighting the adoption of new technologies and the importance of modernizing regulatory frameworks; a video, an interactive map, and several infographics summarize this year CropLife Latin America’s operations.
More than 500,000 people visited the website during 2021 and more than 9,000 certifications were awarded on the virtual course platform on Good Agricultural Practices in the responsible use of agrochemicals.
Products without registration, counterfeit, adulterated, repackaged, contraband or stolen are the modalities of illegal trade of agricultural inputs in Latin America, as confirmed by CropLife Latin America, which leads an awareness campaign against this crime that affects health, the environment and the economy.
Interview on the challenges of the sector in post-pandemic times with Sergi Vizoso-Sansano, current president of the CropLife Latin America Board of Directors and Senior Vice President of BASF's Agriculture Solutions Division in Latin America.
In the face of the global crisis generated by SARS-CoV-2, we support all efforts to prevent and contain its spread and its health, economic and social impacts. The Industry represented in CropLife Latin America offers full support to farmers to ensure the timely supply of food.
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.
An agreement signed between the organizations will promote regional agricultural sustainability by providing biotechnology and biosecurity training to producers and other groups.
Illegal pesticides threaten development, destroy crops and generate economic losses. CropLife Latin America, along with its network of national associations in Latin America, works with authorities, companies and farmers to make visible this issue and fight it in every country. These are some of the actions against illegal trade during 2018.
Mutual cooperation between farmers and beekeepers, the responsible use of pesticides, and good beekeeping practices are key conditions to protect pollinators. However, communication between both sectors is non-existent in many areas, and knowledge about pollination and its benefits is scarce for many farmers in the region.
Latin America advances in improving agrochemical sector regulations. These are some advances in 2018:
Given the growing interest in the health of bees and pollinators in general, CropLife Latin America is launching this course that promotes communication and cooperation between beekeepers and farmers.
The director of the European Food Safety Authority talks about the differences between real risks in food and what we perceive as consumers.
To produce more in less land, to reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture, to harvest abundant, healthy and safe food with the help of science and technology are some of the pillars of "Modern Agriculture", which today is transforming much of the Agricultural areas of Latin America.
Latin America is home to 635 million people, accounting for nearly 9 percent of the global population. This vast region also possesses 40 percent of the planet’s biodiversity.
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