Continuing Sustainable Initiatives Through Online Platforms
Crop Life Philippines sustain its continuing initiative to develop groups of influencers to advance stewardship concerns on Responsible Use of Crop Protection Products, PPE and Waste Management.
Due to restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the activities were shifted online.
For starters, a webinar was held participated by 385 students and faculty members of 26 State and Private Universities and Colleges across the country. More than 200 also viewed the webinar live on Facebook.
To address concerns on the possible infestation of Fall Armyworm in rice, CLP partnered with DA and PHILRICE in proactive monitoring project, which now an ion-going in Cagayan and Isabela. It was an opportunity for CLP and the industry to emphasize that chemical intervention is a critical component of Integrated Pests Management.
With Soil erosion, as a a major stewardship concern especially in the sloping areas planted to corn, three additional sites are being maintained by the Industry through the Crop Life Regional Action Network (CRAN) in South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat as demonstration area.
On empty container management, CLP coordinated with residue laboratories that have the capability to analyze the rinsed empty containers as a prelude to reclassification of empty containers to non-hazardous substances to give way to recycling of at least 60% of pesticides containers in the Philippines.