Quality Comparison of Fraudulent and Registered Pesticides in Mali

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February 26, 2019 - Author: , Amadou Diarra, Wayne Jiang, Amidou Assima, Naman Keita, Abdramane Traoré and Mamadou Traoré

Steven Haggblade, Amadou Diarra, Wayne Jiang, Amidou Assima, Naman Keita, Abdramane Traoré and Mamadou Traoré, 2019. Quality Comparison of Fraudulent and Registered Pesticides in Mali. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 76. East Lansing: Michigan State University

Key Findings

  • Pesticide markets have grown rapidly in West Africa over the past decade and a half, far faster than regulatory monitoring capacity.
  • As a result, fraudulent pesticides (unregistered and counterfeit) are widely sold throughout Mali.
  • Purchase of 100 glyphosate samples from 50 different retailers across Mali indicate that that 45% were fraudulent products.
  • Laboratory testing indicates that fraudulent glyphosate products contain 8-10% less active ingredient than registered products.
  • Farmers can protect themselves by purchasing only pesticides duly registered by the Comité Sahélien des Pesticides (CSP).

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Tags: agrifood system transformation, c1-c2, cross-country, fsg policy brief, fsp policy brief, input use and market assessment, mali


Related Topic Areas

Cross-country, Mali, C1-C2


Authors

Steven Haggblade

Steven Haggblade
blade@msu.edu


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