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Working together for sustainable agriculture

CropLife Africa Middle East, a member of CropLife International, is a regional federation representing the plant science industry and a network of national associations in 30 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Our company members include BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow Agrosciences, Dupont, FMC, Monsanto, Sumitomo and Syngenta. These companies are committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology.

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Effective Management of Highly Hazardous Pesticides

By definition, crop protection products are designed to protect crops from insects, diseases and weeds. They do so by controlling pests that infect, consume or damage crops. Uncontrolled pests significantly reduce the quantity and quality of food production. It is estimated that annual crop losses could double without the use of crop protection products.

All crop protection products are intensively tested and regulated around the world to ensure they don’t cause unacceptable adverse effects to humans, non-target wildlife or the environment. Some products are highly toxic in order to control a group of specific pests or highly threatening diseases. Risk assessment and management identify the appropriate uses for crop protection products and promote stewardship measures for their responsible use.
According to the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management (“Code”), Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) are “pesticides that are acknowledged to present particularly high levels of acute or chronic hazards to health or environment according to internationally accepted classification systems such as WHO (World Health Organization) or GHS (Globally Harmonized System) or their listing in relevant binding international
agreements or conventions.
In addition, pesticides that appear to cause severeor irreversible harm to health or the environment under conditions of use in a country may be considered to be and treated as highly hazardous.” The hazardous nature of these crop protection products alone does not make them HHPs. What really matters is their risk versus benefits under recommended use conditions.

Latest Newsletter
Newsletter September 2017


East & Southern Africa Hub and Regulatory Workshop


   - Graduation Ceremony Held for GIZ-CARI SSPs in Ghana
   - IPM / RU Training for retailers and applicators in Côte d’Ivoire
   - Nigeria Continues Partnership with Olakoko
   - CropLife Nigeria Successfully Closes SSP Project with Palladium/Propcom
   - Responsible Use Awareness Program for Smallholder Farmers: Esna - Luxor - August
   - CropLife Nigeria Well on Track with SSPs Activities under the GIZ/CARI Project
   - IPM Training for SSPs in Côte d’Ivoire.
   - CropLife Nigeria Signs Contract to Set Up SSP Network in Sorghum
   - Training Workshop on Pesticide Management in Côte d’Ivoire


   - East & Southern Africa Regulatory Meeting

Anti Counterfeiting

   - CropLife Ghana Meets The Ghanaian Registrar of Pesticides

Association Management

   - Jay Vroom - President & CEO of CropLife America Addresses CropLife South Africa
   - CropLife Egypt holds General Assembly

Plant Biotechnology

   - Delays in Biotech Crop Approvals in Africa Amplifies Malnutrition
   - CAAS Scientists Develop GE Cabbage Resistant to Diamondback Moth
   - Policy Reforms Key in Biotech/GM Crops Adoption in Africa

Newsletter September 2017 [ 2.0 mb ]

Plant Science Industry


Crop Protection Industry Supports

Leading The Vision

   - Partnership Profile IPM in Adoni, India
   - Perspective Brazil Managing Insect Resistance in Biotech Crops By Adriana Brondani
   - Sharing the Story INSPIA: Inspiring Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

Stewardship_Newsletter [ 0.6 mb ]

Meetings & Events
General Assembly Meeting
  • April 5, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium

Executive Committee Meetings
  • April 4 - 5, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium

  • November 7 – 8, 2016

Hub & Regulatory Meetings
  • NA+ME
    Mini Hub & Regulatory Meeting
    March 22 – 23, 2016
    Lyon, France

  • W+CA
    Hub & Regulatory Meeting
    May 10 – 11, 2016
    Lagos. Nigeria

  • E+SA
    Hub & Regulatory Meeting
    August 30 – 31, 2016
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Pollinator News Africa

Pollinators are vital for a thriving agricultural sector. One- third of the crops we consume depend to some extent on insect pollination for reproduction, including almonds, apples, berries, cucumbers, melons and many more. In fact, the total economic value of insect pollination worldwide is estimated to be more than $200 billion and accounts for around 10 percent of agricultural production.

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