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SC Johnson extends Rwanda Pyrethrum program

Pyrethrum cropSC Johnson, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture announced the extension of the Rwanda Pyrethrum Program, a Global Development Alliance (GDA) public-private partnership designed to help Rwanda pyrethrum farmers boost incomes while creating an environmentally and economically sustainable raw materials source. The three-year extension of the initial 28-month program focuses on increasing both production and quality of pyrethrum and on strengthening and expanding the capacity of the cooperative organizations that the farmers rely on to market their crops.

Pyrethrum, or py, is a fast-acting and highly-effective insecticide extracted from the dried flower heads of chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium). SC Johnson is a major consumer for its insecticide products such as Raid® and Baygon®.

 

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Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.

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