The Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board was established for the management of pesticides and toxic chemicals in Guyana. The Board is tasked with responsibility for licensing, registration, training, inspection and enforcement and executes these activities with the aim of ensuring sound chemicals management in Guyana; reduce human health and environmental risk, and food safety in agriculture production.
All chemicals used in Guyana must be registered by the Board ensuring that all pesticides used in agriculture production are of minimal risk to human health and the environment. This also plays an important role in the international trade of agricultural produce from Guyana ensuring that produce is safe for consumption. The PTCCB has a well-equipped laboratory that plays a vital role in food safety carrying out formulated pesticides analyses and residual analyses.
The PTCCB is active in the training of farmers, extension agents, vendors, students, pest control operators, and Customs and Trade Administration Officers throughout Guyana. In so doing, the focus is centered on pesticide-related topics with relevance to agricultural practices. The Board also raises public awareness through the development and distribution of training manuals and the publication of a quarterly newsletter. Further, the Board participates frequently at national exhibitions and television programs featuring agriculture issues, in addition to hosting a website with a comprehensive range of topics pertinent to its mandate.
Pesticide and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB)
Mrs. Trecia David Garnett
Pesticide and Toxic Chemicals Control Board
NAREI Compound, Mon Repos
East Coast Demerara
Fax: (592) – 220-8933
Email: email@example.com .gy
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Pesticides-and-Toxic-Chemicals-Control-Board