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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 January 2018


Stewardship and Spray Service Providers

   - Bayer Introduces SSPs to Tanzania
   - Dow AgroSciences and Chemtex undertake Responsible Use Training for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia
   - SSP TOT Training, Sudan
   - CropLife Nigeria Hires 4 New Field Officers
   - Young Rice Farmers Make Extra Income with Application Services

Association Management

   - CropLife Morocco holds General Assembly

Plant Biotechnology

   - Society of Toxicology: No Verifiable Evidence of Potential for Adverse Health Effects of GE Crops
   - Section: News from Around the World
   - US President Donald Trump Mentions Biotechnology at AFBF Covention

Newsletter January 2018 [ 1.0 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

  • East and Southern Africa
    Hub and Regulatory Workshop
    August 21 – 22

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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