"CropLife Ghana is the association of agrochemical importers and distributors in Ghana. It is currently made up of 16 major agrochemical companies and counting. CropLife Ghana controls about 90% of the fertilizer market as well as about 75% of the crop protection product (CPP) market."
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Improving the Quality of Agrochemicals Workshop
CropLife Ghana (CLG) in collaboration with the Chemical Control & Management Centre (CCMC) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ghana, and the Plant Protection & Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food & Agriculture (MoFA) is organizing a workshop in Kumasi, Ashanti Region of Ghana, for all agrochemical importers to discuss ways to improve the quality of agrochemicals (Fertilizers and Pesticides) imported into the country.
In recent times, there have been news of counterfeiting and faking of agrochemicals and these are sold to unsuspecting farmers. The unprecedented levels of this canker has led to the organizing of this workshop funded entirely by CropLife Africa Middle East (CLAME) and CropLife Ghana (CLG).
At the end of this workshop, it is expected that EPA and PPRSD would put across the following:
1. Measures to prevent importers/distributors of agrochemicals from engaging in agrochemicals that are not of required quality;
2. Punitive measures for importers/distributors that engage in activities of faking/counterfeiting;
3. Bring all importers of agrochemicals under CropLife Ghana for easier monitoring;
4. Institute guidelines for the establishment of a Pesticide Management Fund;
The workshop would be held at the Miklin Hotel, Kumasi on Friday 16th June 2017. The time is 9am prompt.