Entries by Sandra Módenes

IFAD attracts business to climate smart investments

Agriculture is stepping up in the fight against climate change with help from the private sector. A new reportfrom the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) shows that investing in climate-resilient agriculture can attract sizeable contributions from the private sector. The Business Advantage – Mobilizing Private Sector Led Climate Actions in Agriculture, a study of […]


EU published new guidance on identifying endocrine disruptors

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have published their guidance on how to identify substances with endocrine disrupting properties in pesticides and biocides. The European Commission tasked EFSA and ECHA with developing harmonised guidance to ensure that the endocrine disruptor criteria adopted by the EU in 2017 are applied […]

Priority list for pesticide registration in Brazil

In order to speed up pesticide registration in Brazil, Ministry of Agriculture has issued “priority list” for some specifc brands.   After almost 2 years, 45% of the listed brands havent been evaluated.   Priority list evaluation status: Year Number of prioratized brands Number of approvals 2016 71 57 2017 46 7 On August 7th […]


Ethiopia approves environmental release of Bt cotton and grants special permit for GM maize

The Government of Ethiopia is the latest African country to authorize cultivation of biotech crops by granting two landmark approvals for environmental release of Bt cotton and research trials on biotech maize. In a letter signed by the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change H.E. Gamado Dale to the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research […]

Nigerian farmers want substandard seed dealers punished

Nigerian Farmers have asked the Federal Government to put in place measure that would check the proliferation of adulterated seeds across the Country. Speaking on behalf of the group at a media dialogue which held in Abuja, the National Vice President of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, Daniel Okafor, said, a majority of the […]

Dextra International has been nominated by the BIBIC for the 2018 SME Award

The Barcelona International Business Club Movers & Shakers Awards will be held within the framework of the annual meeting of Club members. The awards aim to recognize and reward excellence, best practices, personal achievements and innovation in companies located in Catalonia. They will recognize personal skills, leadership competencies and entrepreneurial mindsets from all sectors of the industry, […]