A Market Survey of Fraudulent Pesticides on Sale in Mali

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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.

Key Findings

  • 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.

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Tags: agrifood system transformation, c1-c2, food security group, fsg policy brief, fsp policy brief, innovation lab for food security policy, input use and market development, mali, sustainable agricultural intensification

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