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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 August 2018


CropLife holds East & Southern Africa Hub and Regulatory Workshop in Johannesburg


   - Zambia Container Management Program
   - CropLife Africa Middle East launches Regional Stewardship Committee
   - Welt Hunger Hilfe, Malawi, adopts SSP Concept
   - Training of Trainers RU (Egypt) August 2018

Regulatory Advocacy

   - Implementation of the Global Harmonized System (GHS) is Critical for Africa
   - Risk mitigation approaches for effective management of pesticides : August 6 - 7, 2018: EKA Hotel, Nairobi

Anti-Counterfeiting Activities

   - Strengthening the Capacity of the CDLPI in Côte d’Ivoire to fight illegal pesticides
   - Enhancing Capacity for Farmers in identifying Illegal Pesticides

Association Management

   - CropLife Zambia hold its 2018 AGM
   - The MINADER are special guests at the CropLife Cameroon AGM

Plant Biotechnology

   - Nigeria's Federal High Court Ruling Permits Bt Cotton Commercialization
   - FDA Approves Sugar from Brazil's Bt Sugarcane

Newsletter August 2018 [ 1.7 mb]

Plant Science Industry


Managing Pest Resistance to Crop Protection Products

Leading The Vision

   - Managing Insecticide Resistance
   - Mixing Up Fungicides
   - Reducing Reliance on Rodenticides
   - Staying Ahead of Pests

Stewardship Newsletter: Issue 9 [ 0.8 mb ]


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: Issue 8 [ 0.6 mb ]

Meetings & Events
General Assembly Meeting
  •  April 10, 2018
    Milan, Italy

Executive Committee Meetings
  • Maghreb Regulatory Meeting
    February 20 – 21, 2018
    Rabat, Morocco

  • West and Central Africa
    Hub and Regulatory Workshop
    May 15 – 16, 2018

  • East and Southern Africa
    Hub and Regulatory Workshop
    August 14 – 15, 2018
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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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