IUPAC - CICA-UCR
International Workshop on
Crop Protection Chemistry in Latin America
FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
University of Costa
Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR)
Ministerio de Agricultura de Costa Rica (MAG-CR)
CropLife Latin America
Cámara Insumos Agropecuarios
· Prof. Elizabeth Carazo, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José,
· MSc. Sergio Abarca, Ministerio de Agricultura, San José,
· Prof. Roberto Gonzalez, Univesity of Chile, Santiago, Chile
· Dr. Carlos Hernández, EARTH, Limón, Costa Rica
· Eng. Carlos Hidalgo, CropLife Latin America, San José,
· Dr. Ron Parker, U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs, Washington,
· Dr. Ken Racke, IUPAC Advisory Committee on Crop Protection
Chemistry, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
· Dr. Sue-Sun Wong, Taiwan Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic Substances
Research Institute, Taichung, Taiwan
Carazo or Kenneth
This workshop on "Crop Protection Chemistry in Latin America"
is designed to address contemporary and emerging issues related to harmonized
approaches for environmental assessment and regulation. This workshop
is the 6th in a series sponsored by IUPAC since 1988, and previous meetings
have included successful sessions in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Seoul, Korea.
Crop protection chemistry is at a critical juncture in Latin America.
The use of agrochemicals for crop protection purposes has increased
significantly in recent years, and the region now is one of the most
important areas for agricultural production and export to world markets.
At the same time, research and regulatory interests for sustainable
agricultural production and a high level of environmental protection
have increased. There is clearly a need to identify and prioritize the
key regional issues related to crop protection chemistry and environmental
protection, and also to exchange ideas and information regarding harmonized
approaches for the scientific evaluation and regulation of crop protection
An invitation is extended to all interested scientists to come to beautiful
Costa Rica and join experts from across Latin America and from around
the world in the important deliberations being planned.
The program for the meeting will include lectures, posters, and discussion
sessions with simultaneous translation. The primary focus will be environmental
and regulatory aspects of crop protection chemistry. Key scientific
topics for the 3-day scientific program include:
· Environmental fate and impacts
· Analysis & monitoring of pesticide residues
· Risk assessment and mitigation
· Regulations and standards
· Product quality criteria and specifications
· Food residues, dietary intake, and MRLs
· Worker exposure and training
· Natural products and biopesticides
CALL FOR POSTERS
Proposed poster contributions will be accepted beginning with the
second workshop circular during August, 2004. All proposed contributions
will be subject to evaluation for scientific merit and suitability by
the Organizing Committee.
The workshop will be held on the beautiful campus of the Universad
de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica, and is easily reachable
by taxi and shuttle bus from Santamaría International Airport.
Advance as well as on-site registration will be available.
Discounted fees may be available for students and scholarships in case
of demonstrated financial need.
Advance registration: $250
On-site registration: $350
A variety of lodging including hotels, guest houses, and dormitories
representing a range prices will be available to participants.
Following the 3-day scientific program, a day of touring and local agricultural
visits will be available to workshop participants.
BEAUTIFUL COSTA RICA
The Republic of Costa Rica occupies 51,100 sq km in the heart of the
Central American isthmus. It is bordered to the north by Nicaragua and
to the east by Panama. Climate and terrain vary dramatically, and major
regions include volcanic mountain chains, a central high-altitude plain,
and coastal lowlands. Costa Rica is a tropical country, with a dry season
generally between late December and April. The country's biodiversity
attracts nature lovers from all over the world. National parks cover
almost 12% of the country. International flights arrive at San José's
Juan Santamaría International Airport, and there are good connections
to major cities in the US, Canada, and many Latin American countries.
Carazo or Kenneth
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