Dangerous pesticides will be monitored in Sinaloa through microsite


José Alfredo Beltrán, President of Ceaip, highlights commitments from civil society and authorities to carry out this citizen surveillance microsite

Sinaloa.- In an ordinary session, members of the Local Technical Secretariat of Open Government in Sinaloa learned about the progress of the microsite on  Monitoring the use of pesticides classified as highly dangerous.

It is one of the 3 commitments of the Local Action Plan in which authorities and citizens participate, in the resolution of various social problems.

José Alfredo Beltrán Estrada, President of the State Commission for Access to Public Information, who acts as a facilitator of this effort, celebrated the completion of the microsite; the first achievement was the monitoring of the Forced Displacement Law.

“We reiterate the commitment and all the will of Ceaip to continue building these exercises together with civil society. We are urged for more allies and greater citizen participation, to promote actions that generate changes and transformations in our public life ”, he indicated.

Open Government is an exercise through which it seeks to address public problems with the support of citizens, based on the pillars of transparency, accountability, collaboration, co-creation, and innovation.

In Sinaloa, a Local Action Plan was developed through which three commitments were made.

The first focused on monitoring investigations that could lead to corruption cases; the second is the monitoring of compliance with the Law to Prevent, Attend and Comprehensively Repair Forced Internal Displacement, and the third deals with monitoring the use of pesticides and of which the presentation of the microsite was made.

Dr. María Guadalupe Ramírez Zepeda, promoter of pesticide monitoring, highlighted that important advances have been made by having access to valuable data on the use of agrochemicals and imports, which were provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, which will be presented to the society in the near future.

He said that when they were included in a database and compared with information from the World Health Organization, they showed that of the 5,000 tons of agrochemicals used per year in Sinaloa, 10% are prohibited in other countries because they represent public health risks.

The head of the Judiciary, Ricardo López Chávez, also participated in the meeting of the Local Technical Secretariat of Open Government. David Moreno Lizárraga from the Citizen Parliament; Marlene León Fontes from the Sinaloa Initiative and the Ceaip Commissioner, José Luis Moreno López.

Also Dalia Yanet Reyes Sánchez, Undersecretary of Transparency and Social Comptroller, on behalf of the Executive Power and virtually the President of the State Human Rights Commission, José Carlos Álvarez Ortega.

The works were moderated by Gabriel Ernesto Mercado Guerrero, head of Ceaip’s Open Government Unit.

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