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INIAF confiscates 7.5 tons of illegal seeds in Bolivia and announces greater control

Facing the entrance of illegal seeds, the state entity will reinforce controls in various areas of the department in order to prevent producers from using poor quality seeds.


The National Institute for Agricultural and Forestry Innovation (INIAF according to its acronym in Spanish) recently incinerated 7.5 tons of illegal soybean, corn, potato and other vegetable seeds. Illegal seeds can lead to problems with weeds and undermine guarantees of anticipated yields.

Carlos Osinaga, National Director of the INIAF, indicated that, considering the concerns of seed companies about the flow of trade of illegal seeds, the organization and other entities under the Ministry of Rural Development and Land are working on a strategy to reinforce seed trade controls.

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