Brazil state relaunches agchem sales data system
The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has launched its new pesticide sales control system, Sicca. It replaces the previous Sisagro system for monitoring the use of pesticides in the state. Sicca aims to be a faster and more secure data system than Sisagro, which was launched three years ago and enables the supply of detailed accounts on the sale and resale of pesticides, mapping information on volume sales, including of brands, active ingredients and which municipalities are purchasing what ( Agrow No 571, p 17). All data for the second half of last year should have been filed, while in exceptional circumstances reports can be filed using the new software by February 15th.