In order to continue improving and to revise usual practices for responsible soy production, in February 2012 the RTRS decided to create the Pesticide Use Working Group (PUWG). In May this year, the terms of reference were created and published on the web for those RTRS members wishing to be part of this new working group. The call was closed at the beginning of July and the group was formed by participants from different sectors involved in soy production and trading:
The first group meeting was held on August 27 under the coordination of Cecilia Gabutti –RTRS Associate Consultant- and its main focus was to give an overview of the use of pesticides. Additionally, the first objectives were outlined:
On October will be the second meeting of PUWG. For any queries or questions about the group of pesticides, please contact the RTRS secretariat to email@example.com.