Regulatory Affairs Lead in LAN territory




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Ernesto Pinedo is an agronomist and graduate of the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM) in Lima, Peru. He has more than 20 years of experience in crop protection, and domestic and public health pesticides. During this time, his activities covered field development of pesticides (efficacy trials), registration of pesticides, training and other activities on the responsible use and handling of crop protection products (stewardship), technical and scientific support for some active ingredients and marketing support to dealers (demonstratives field trails, technical training, support of marketing campaigns like advertisement and other marketing strategies).

Ernesto also has very good knowledge of several regulatory topics, 16 years of experience in regulatory activities in several Latin America and Caribbean countries, and more than 20 years of experience in developing products in both field and laboratory.

As Regulatory Affairs Lead for Syngenta, Ernesto Pinedo’s scope covers 20+ countries in Latin America (Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panamá, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, México, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Curacao, Antigua & Barbuda and other Caribbean islands).

Session Details

Breakout Session 3A:
Stop Residue Exceedance

Date: 07 November 2018

Time: 09:00 – 10:00 am

Location: Plenary Hall

About the Session

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices have successfully been introduced as an integral part of GLOBALG.A.P. to reduce the use of chemical crop protection products. However, legal requirements to limit the maximum residue levels of pesticides have not fully been harmonized and the agricultural sector has not been successful in completely avoiding occasional incidences of exceedances. With the introduction of consumer labels, retailers and brand owners as well as GLOBALG.A.P. are acquiring more accountability with respect to exceedances.

A number of Residue Monitory Systems (RMS) have been operating successfully in many markets. The panelists of this session will discuss current challenges and opportunities to stop residue exceedance in the light of new on-site testing kits, the initial introduction of zero residue programs, the harmonization efforts among RMS, and the ability of sharing residue testing data in a responsible way.