The plant science industry, represented by CropLife is actively involved in and committed to programs that promote the effective management and responsible use of crop protection products. This is achieved through support of stewardship. The responsible and ethical management of a crop protection product throughout its lifecycle, from the initial research and development, through distribution and use, to the eventual disposal of any waste, is paramount for all pesticide stakeholders.
It is through this vision that CropLife Ghana organized a Two (2) day training workshop on safe warehousing management and transportation of crop protection products and fertilizers for CropLife Ghana members from 14-15 November 2019 at the Noda Hotel, Ashanti Region of Ghana.
The training equipped members with the basic knowledge required in keeping a warehouse safe with regards to packing and unpacking of agrochemical products, fire-safety issues as well as loading, transporting and unloading of agrochemical products to and from the warehouse.
The training was facilitated by Mr. Vesper Suglo, a retired Director of PPRSD/MoFA, and Mr. Frederick Nii Mensah Quaynor, a national Fire Service Office. Participants had practical experience at the newly constructed warehouse by Wynca Sunshine Agric, at Boankra. Participants were also taken through a fire drill by the national fire officer. The feedback from the warehouse managers after the training were very positive.
The members promised to use their acquired knowledge to improve on their skills and safety engagements in their respective warehouses.
Program Manager, CL Ghana