Results of PGTF - Project INT/00/K09

INT/00/K09 - Assessment and study of the residual effect of pesticides utilization on crop products and flowers in Latin America

Submitter: National University of Colombia
Subcontractor: same as above
Priority area: Food and Agriculture
Participating/beneficiary countries: 4 countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and Guatemala)  
PGTF input (US$): US$35,000
Other inputs (US$): US$354,085
Date of implementation: 2001-2004
Impact: Field sampling studies were conducted and samples collection taken in representative areas in Colombia to assess pesticide residues in crop products to evaluate the food quality and safety and environmental impact. In most of the samples (96.4%) residues were below the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs). Three samples (4.6%) were contaminated with pesticides residues that exceeded the MRLs, which were attributed to the inappropriate or excessive use of pesticides.

Contact:   Dr. Jairo Arturo Guerrero Dallos
Departamento de Química
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Ciudad Universitaria, Bogota
Telephone: 3165650
Email: ori @

Final Report:

    • INT-00-K09-FinalReport.pdf  *  [Language: English; Size: 405KB]

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