A Market Survey of Fraudulent Pesticides on Sale in MaliDOWNLOAD FILE
December 17, 2019 - Author: Steven Haggblade, Naman Keita, Abdramane Traoré, Pierre Traoré, Amadou Diarra and Veronique Thériault
Steven Haggblade, Naman Keita, Abdramane Traoré, Pierre Traoré, Amadou Diarra and Veronique Thériault, 2019. A Market Survey of Fraudulent Pesticides on Sale in Mali, FSP Research Brief 101, East Lansing: Michigan State University.
- All pesticide products, before they can be legally sold in Mali, must be tested, reviewed and registered by the Sahel-wide regulatory body, the Comité Sahélien des Pesticides (CSP).
- A survey of agricultural input retailers conducted in June 2019 in 10 markets across Mali finds that 26% of all pesticides sold are unregistered by the CSP and therefore illegal.
- Among informal retailers, levels of fraud rise to 31% of total pesticide volumes.
- The high level of unauthorized pesticides on sale in Mali means that farmers frequently use pesticides that the CSP considers harmful to human health an/or the environment.
- In order to protect farmers, Malian stakeholders will need to improve post-registration enforcement through expanded monitoring of markets and pesticide products on sale.