National Implementation of Regional Pesticide Policies In West Africa: The Gambia Case Study Report

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September 3, 2017 - Author: Boubacar Diallo and Oyinkan Tasie

Boubacar Diallo and Oyinkan Tasie, 2017. National Implementation of Regional Pesticide Policies In West Africa: The Gambia Case Study Report. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 69. East Lansing: Michigan State University.

INTRODUCTION
This paper examines the pesticide market and its regulatory framework in the Gambia in relation to regional pesticide policies and markets. In 1974, the Gambia became a member of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel {CILSS}), and thereby committed to implementing its regulations. The CILSS was created in 1973 in response to the devastating drought in the Sahel, and has since produced regulations on pesticides. In addition, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) also has regulations on pesticides and the Gambia is a Member State. How these regulations have been implemented in the Gambia is important in determining the level of progress made achieving even implementation of mutually-agreed upon regional pesticide policies. As part of a seven-country set of comparative case studies, this work collectively aims to explore the reasons for uneven rates of country implementation of regional agricultural input policies.

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Tags: fsg research paper, fsp research paper, gambia, inputs, pesticides, west africa


Related Topic Areas

West Africa / Sahel, C4a


Authors

Oyinkan Chukuka Tasie

Oyinkan Chukuka Tasie
otasie@msu.edu


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