Bioinputs: a sustainable alternative to traditional pesticide cultivation


  • Luana de Miranda Santos
  • Jadson Belem de Moura
  • Luiz Cesar Lopes Filho
  • Maisa França Teixeira
  • Josana de Castro Peixoto



bioinputs, pesticides, regulation, laws


This research aims to identify the existence of legislative regulations for the production and use of bioinputs in the national territory, given the growing use of bioinputs as a sustainable alternative when compared to the use of pesticides. The objective is to analyze the conceptual and defining parameters of bioinputs, going into sustainable aspects and outlining an overview of the beneficial points when compared to pesticides. Based on the definitions presented, the study focuses on the following question: Are there laws in Brazil that regulate the use and manufacture of bioinputs in view of the exponential growth of the productive market? To answer the central question, the research makes use of the qualitative method that guided the search for bills in progress regarding the theme and enabled the analysis of the viability of the contents presented. As a result, the effectiveness of bioinputs as agents to combat pests is demonstrated, being an environmentally sustainable resource with demonstrated efficacy. Thus, with the demonstration of beneficial implications in management, a legislative gap is identified that permeates the production of bioinputs, including on-farm production, which reflects the lack of regulation regarding production, registration and especially supervision. Although the National Bioinputs Program is in force, laws need to be created from a regular legislative process aimed at regulating the sector that is in notorious growth, which demonstrates the need for the analysis of Bills 3668/21 and PL658/21, currently being processed in the Brazilian legislature.


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How to Cite

Santos, L. de M., de Moura, J. B., Lopes Filho, L. C., Teixeira, M. F., & Peixoto, J. de C. (2023). Bioinputs: a sustainable alternative to traditional pesticide cultivation. OBSERVATÓRIO DE LA ECONOMÍA LATINOAMERICANA, 21(12), 24777–24816.




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