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Welcome to CropLife Africa Middle East

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 March 2017



   - Obsolete Stocks Working Group, Cote d’Ivoire
   - Update on the training of SSPs in the SNV Project, Ethiopia
   - CropLife Nigeria Expands SSP Activities with GIZ
   - Collection of Containers in Ghana; Ready for the Next Step
   - Training Committee Develops New IPM Course
   - Business Training for SSPs in Mali


   - Breaking News
   - SAICM Intersessional Meeting in Brasilia 7 – 8 February
   - RRC Meeting
   - ED Criteria Question

Association Management

   - CropLife Uganda Receives Recognition
   - CropLife South Africa Takes a Leap of Faith into the Future

Plant Biotechnology

   - Mozambique Plants First GM Maize Field Trial
   - US EPA Approves Three Varieties of GE Potatoes
   - Kenyan Lawmakers Ask for Homegrown GM Crops Research

Newsletter March 2017 [ 1.6 mb ]

General publications

Annual Activities Report 2008-2009(10/08/2009)

Advancing agricultural innovation through public-private partnerships(04/12/2009)

Farming First Climate Change brochure(27/10/2009)

Facts and figures - The status of global agriculture (2008-2009)(10/08/2009)

Supplying Sustainably 2008-2009(10/08/2009)

This is Agriculture (2008-2009)(10/08/2009)

Guide for industry on the implementation of the Int. Code of Conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides(28/02/2008)

IPM Responsible Use Case Studies(19/06/2008)

Water Matters for Sustainable Agriculture(01/04/2004)

Biodiversity Case Studies - Managing natural resources sustainably(13/07/2007)

Conservation technologies - Managing Natural Resources Sustainably(01/09/2005)

The Role of Agricultural Technologies and Biodiversity Conservation(01/11/2004)


Farmer case studies (African region)

Farmer Profile - Zambia - Faro Munjanja - Building a future on the farm(06/01/2010)

Farmer Profile - Malawi - Kamtoseni - farmer sustains community(29/09/2009)

Farmer Profile - South Africa - Enslyn - Improving Productivity through Technology(24/06/2009) 

Farmer Profile - Malawi - Kalima - Agriculture Feeds People(16/06/2009)

Farmer Profile - South Africa - Lombard - Stewardship for a Future on the Farm(16/06/2009) 

Farmer Profile - South Africa - Khoza - A fair deal for future farmers(19/05/2009)

Farmer Profile - Zambia - Arnold - Weathering change(24/04/2009)

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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