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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 May 2015

   - IPM / Responsible Use Project Team Meeting
   - Stewardship Steering Committee Meeting
   - Visits to Nairobi and Addis to Meet with Potential Partners 12 - 16 April
   - CropLife Ethiopia

   - Meeting of the Africa Apiculture Platform Executive Committee: Kenya

   - CropLife Egypt’s “Anti-Counterfeiting Flagship Project” participates at the International Conference of the Plant Protection Research Institute

Association Management
   - CropLife Uganda holds Annual General Meeting
   - CropLife Uganda holds meeting with the State Minister of Agriculture Animal Industry
   - CropLife Zimbabwe holds Annual General Meeting

Plant Biotechnology
   - Golden Rice Project Wins Patents for Humanity Award 2015
   - Kenyan Farmers Visit South African GM Crops Fields

Newsletter May 2015 [ 1.3 mb ]

General publications

Annual Activities Report 2008-2009(10/08/2009)

Advancing agricultural innovation through public-private partnerships(04/12/2009)

Farming First Climate Change brochure(27/10/2009)

Facts and figures - The status of global agriculture (2008-2009)(10/08/2009)

Supplying Sustainably 2008-2009(10/08/2009)

This is Agriculture (2008-2009)(10/08/2009)

Guide for industry on the implementation of the Int. Code of Conduct on the distribution and use of pesticides(28/02/2008)

IPM Responsible Use Case Studies(19/06/2008)

Water Matters for Sustainable Agriculture(01/04/2004)

Biodiversity Case Studies - Managing natural resources sustainably(13/07/2007)

Conservation technologies - Managing Natural Resources Sustainably(01/09/2005)

The Role of Agricultural Technologies and Biodiversity Conservation(01/11/2004)


Farmer case studies (African region)

Farmer Profile - Zambia - Faro Munjanja - Building a future on the farm(06/01/2010)

Farmer Profile - Malawi - Kamtoseni - farmer sustains community(29/09/2009)

Farmer Profile - South Africa - Enslyn - Improving Productivity through Technology(24/06/2009) 

Farmer Profile - Malawi - Kalima - Agriculture Feeds People(16/06/2009)

Farmer Profile - South Africa - Lombard - Stewardship for a Future on the Farm(16/06/2009) 

Farmer Profile - South Africa - Khoza - A fair deal for future farmers(19/05/2009)

Farmer Profile - Zambia - Arnold - Weathering change(24/04/2009)

Meetings & Events
General Assembly Meeting
  • June 9, 2015
    Brussels, Belgium

Executive Committee Meetings
  • June 8 & 9, 2015
    Brussels, Belgium

  • November 9 & 10, 2015
    Venue TBA

Hub & Regulatory Meetings
  • NA+ME
    Mini Hub & Regulatory Meeting
    March 11 - 12, 2015

  • W+CA
    Hub & Regulatory Meeting
    May 5 - 6, 2015
    Cote d’Ivoire

  • E+SA
    Hub & Regulatory Meeting
    August 26 - 27, 2015

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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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