CLP honored for supporting safe use of agricultural pesticides
CropLife Philippines Executive Director Edilberto de Luna was recently honored by the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority for the organization’s financial and technical support for the Stakeholders Training on Safe and Judicious Use of Agricultural Pesticides in Region 2.
“As the FPA’s partner in promoting the safe use of agricultural pesticides in the country, we are honored to have any opportunity to participate in events that provide vital information and awareness to stakeholders on these topics,” he said.
“In particular, we have been actively campaigning against the use of counterfeit pesticides which destroy farmers’ farms and livelihood and we want to underscore the ill effects of this practice. On the flipside, we also want to emphasize the benefits of the proper use of agricultural pesticides on crops and produce” he said. “We believe that illustrating this contrast will be crucial in charting their way forward.”
The award was presented at the Villa Blanca Hotel in Tuguegarao by FPA regional officer Henry Fronda.
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