Mitigating pesticide residues with biopesticide use in Latin American

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Mitigating pesticide residues with biopesticide use in Latin American

This project aims to improve compliance with Codex pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs) in participating Latin American countries through the combined use of conventional pesticides with biopesticides, ensuring growers have access to key export markets. In particular, it aims to increase regional collaboration and technical capacity to generate, evaluate and take actions based on pesticide residue data. The project is designed to resolve MRL-related trade concerns by: i) contributing to the operationalization of a regional research and training centre on pesticide residues and biopesticides, ii) supporting countries to take steps towards regional biopesticide regulatory harmonization, iii)  producing residue data and improving knowledge on how to interpret the resulting data (residue mitigation studies), iv)  setting up a regional strategy to improve the supply of plant protection products for minor crops, and v) developing a grower outreach program to promote the use of biopesticides.

Documents 
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PDF icon PG_753_STDF_27.04.2022.pdf1.37 MB
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Reference Number 
STDF/PG/753
Status 
Awaiting
Project Value (US$) 
1,838,679
STDF Contribution (US$)  
899,779
Beneficiaries 
Argentina
Bolivia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Paraguay
Peru.
Implementing Entities 
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Partners 
1) Interregional Agricultural Research (IR-4)
2) Rutgers University
3) AgAligned
4) the Minor Use Foundation
5) the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).