Ensuring Regulatory Integrity

Regulatory systems are essential in making safe and effective agricultural tools available worldwide. Regulations must protect human and animal health and the environment to deliver economic and social growth and improve the lives of citizens and businesses.

In order to transition towards sustainable food systems while ensuring Africans have enough foods on their table, our farmers need to have available solutions tailored to the challenges they face, which are very specific to our region (such as FAW, Desert Locust). The industry – thanks to inves tment in R&D – can provide groundbreaking innovative solutions, but it is ultimately the regulators who decide if these solutions can be placed on the market.

Regulatory integrity in CropLife Africa Middle East’s approach emphasizes the importance of science and risk-based assessment as the foundation for effective regulation. By setting up uniform regulatory standards that ensure certainty, predictability and transparency,

countries can attract investments and drive the adoption of cutting-edge technologies.

In the Africa Middle East region, there exists a promising av enue for harmonization of regulatory strategies and fostering collaboration among nations. This collaborative effort may encompass activities such as exchanging information, conducting joint assessments, acknowledging regulatory approvals from other countries, and endorsing decisions made by standard-setting organizations or regional entities. Such harmonization and cooperation not only enhance efficiency b ut also contribute to advancing shared goals in climate protection, food security, and biodiversity preservation.

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