Monday, 16 May 2011 13:40
PAGADIAN CITY – To update medical doctors on pesticides used by farmers, a 1-day training on the treatment on pesticide poisoning was held on May 13 at Hotel Guillermo here.
FPA regional officer Avelino Caperig said the training is a continuing activity of the agency and Syngenta Phils. where medical doctors will be updated on pesticide poisoning in the region.
Caperig said some 50 medical doctors in the region were invited to participate in the training.
“We keep them informed and updated on the pesticides being distributed by authorized dealers to the farmers,” Caperig said.
He particularly mentioned Gramoxone or Paraquad, a restricted pesticide distributed by Syngenta Phils.
Topics discussed during the training were as follows: revised guidelines on the regulated used and sale of pesticides, technical info, applications and uses and safe handling, agro-chemicals-stewardship and medical aspects of poisoning, and first aid, recognition and treatment, and other related topics.
With the knowledge that participants have learned during the training, Caperig said they are ready to give treatment to the victims.
“We need to protect the farmers who are using agro-chemicals, thus the training was launched,” Caperig added.
The training was jointly conducted by the Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority (FPA) and Syngenta Phils.
Syngenta Philippines, Inc. (SPI) is a premiere agribusiness in the country and in the world, with the largest, most comprehensive product portfolio and widest array of crop solutions.
By Gideon C. Corgue
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