Laboratory Development under the Agricultural Diversification Programme

The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Laboratory will be expanded with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank under the Agricultural Diversification Programme for a pesticide residue laboratory. This will make the capabilities of the laboratory complete since it is currently carrying out quality control analyses for pesticides. Under the funding the laboratory will procure a High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) to function alongside the gas chromatograph – mass spectrometer (GC/MS).

The laboratory will have the capability to perform evaluations of the kinds and levels of pesticides and toxic residues in plants, soils, crops and animal produce.

The project will also support the Pesticide Board to design and conduct a pesticide survey on fruits and vegetables over a two year period to determine the presence (or absence) of pesticides residues on Guyanese agricultural products.

Support will also be derived to assist growers to comply with established international standards especially for target markets.

Previous Highlights

  • Guyana Accedes to the Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention.

    Guyana acceded to two more international chemical conventions, namely, the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Read More

  • Licensing of Pest Control Operators
  • The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board will commence licensing Pest Control Operators from the 1st January 2008. The first consultation with the operators was held on the 30th September 2008. Read More

  • Guyana to Host Regional Pesticide Meeting
  • Guyana has informed the secretariat of the Coordinating Group of Pesticide Control Board of the Caribbean (CGPC) of their intention to host the 14th meeting in June 2009. This will be the first meeting hosted by Guyana who became a member of the Group in 2001 Read More