Croplife Ghana

"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."

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

CropLife Ghana organizes ToT on Fall Army Worm (FAW) for members

CropLife Ghana participants 

On Thursday, 10th October 2019, CropLife Ghana organized a one-day Training of Trainers (ToT) for 23 representatives of member companies of CropLife Ghana, on identifying and handling issues of Fall Army Worm (FAW). The training took place at the CropLife Ghana Secretariat, in Dzorwulu, Accra from 9am to 4pm. The goal and objective of the training is to enable all stakeholders in Ghana to be well informed in the effective and efficient ways of identifying, tackling and eradicating FAW in farms through the use of only approved and registered agrochemicals and application of tried and tested IPM principles.

Amongst some of the challenges faced in Ghana with regards to the FAW include the following:

·         A host of unregistered and unapproved agrochemicals available for application on FAW

·         Unskilled sprayers being used to apply pesticides

·         Lack of coordination between regulatory agencies in provision of relevant information to farmers

·         Farmers spraying farms without appropriate protection

·         Farmers unaware of the approved & registered pesticides to apply on FAW

The participants found the training to be very practical, informative and educative which will enhance their work in their respective schedules. The training was facilitated by Mr. Copperfield Banini and Mr. Bob Adjakloe, both CropLife AME Master Trainers. 

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