Boîte à outils pour l’homologation des pesticides

Regional workshop on the FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit and the Rotterdam Convention, Andean Countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú).

20/10/2018 - 25/10/2018

The General Secretariat of the Andean Community (SGCAN), submitted a request for technical assistance to FAO, within the framework of the provisions contained in Decision 804 that approved the Andean Decision for the Registration and Control of Chemical Pesticides for Agricultural Use. The Decision updated its Technical Manual and established the requirements and conditions so that the chemical equivalence methodology can be used in the pesticide registration. 

FAO, responding to this request and considering that several aspects of the needs expressed by SGCAN are developed in the “FAO Pesticide Registration Toolkit”, organized the Andean Regional Workshop from October 20 to 25, 2018 in Lima, Perú. Twenty-three registration officers from the four member countries participated, as well as 4 SGCAN officials, 2 international experts (Canada and Mexico for Chemical Equivalence issue), the FAO team and the secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention. 

The pesticide registration officers pointed out the usefulness of the Pesticide Registration Toolkit in their daily tasks because it integrates the disciplines and information required to make a better evaluation of dossiers and expressed their interest in applying it.

 

For its part, the General Secretariat of the Andean Community expressed the following:

“In truth, it is an honour to be here and to have for the Comunidad Andina. Four years ago I arrived and the issue of pesticides was a very big problem in the CAN and see that now there is a manual that is ready to enter into force and also have it complemented by how to achieve an efficient and safe pesticides registration. I am satisfied being able to count on FAO, and the Rotterdam Convention, to know that we are working overtime to move this forward. It reflects the quality of human beings that we are and what we want to leave for our children: a planet with a future that can continue to be enjoyed for all generations ”