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.
In 2016 the free offer of five virtual courses on responsible management of plant protection products or pesticides by CropLife Latin America was widely welcomed in countries like Mexico, Colombia and Peru, where the highest number of students was recorded.
CropLife Latin America is an international union, non-profit association formed by nine companies and a network of 25 associations in 18 countries of Latin American.
Headquarters San José, Costa Rica
Building 1, Office 112
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Office Bogotá, Colombia
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