PPG-634 Policy Brief and Background Paper Vishwanath Sah May 31, 2024

PPG-634 Policy Brief and Background Paper

This policy brief by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) and the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) advocates for the promotion of biopesticides in Asia to enhance trade and environmental safety. Biopesticides, derived from natural sources and exempt from Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) restrictions, present a sustainable alternative to reduce the use of synthetic pesticides. The brief highlights the need for stronger regulatory frameworks, increased government support, improved national production systems, and heightened farmer and consumer education to foster the development and adoption of biopesticides.

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