Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

CropLife is a regional federation representing the plant science industry and a network of national associations across the world.

It is committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds, and plant biotechnology.

CropLife Ghana is the association of agrochemical importers and distributors in Ghana and is affiliated with CropLife Africa Middle East (CLAME).

We promote modern farming practices and champion the use of crop protection technology important for the sustainable intensification of agriculture. CropLife Ghana’s awareness raising and stewardship activities promotes the safe, responsible and sustainable use of pesticides in Ghana and encourage management practices that safeguard harvests, human health, and the environment.

Counterfeiting is a dangerous and growing problem for all industries, including the plant science industry. Counterfeiting of plant science products brings to bear a range of negative effects for the industry, farmers and the environment and has remained one of the biggest threats to member companies of CropLife Ghana.

The effect of counterfeiting is that it could eliminate the incentive for plant science companies to continue to invest considerable time and money in the development of new technologies that can help assure domestic and global food security and alleviate hunger and poverty. Furthermore, counterfeit pesticides risk the health and safety of workers and farmers.

Othe negative impacts include:

* Economic ruin for the farmer; potential loss of harvest due to use of an ineffective counterfeit
 hampering of investment, employment, technology transfer and tax revenues .

*The potential harm to the environment as counterfeits are not tested for safety (whereas legal products are extensively tested before they are authorized and fulfill strict requirements)

To this end, CropLife Ghana remains a strong advocate against counterfeiting of Crop Protection Products and is calling on all farmers and users of various Crop Protection Products in the country to patronize only products from CropLife Ghana Member companies who offer genuine, quality and approved Crop Protection Products for sustainable agriculture and enhanced food safety and security.

CropLife Ghana member companies include: BASF, Bon Agro, Corteva, Rainbow, Chemico Limited, Kumark Agro, Candel, RMG Ghana Ltd, Loius Dreyfus Company, REISS&CO, ADAMA, Callighana, Bayer, Dizengoff Ghana, Wynca Sunshine, Overseas Warehouse Gh. Ltd, AFCOTT GHANA LTD, Jubaili AGROTEC, CROP DOCTOR GHANA LTD, YARA.

CropLife Ghana is therefore calling for the support of all farmers and other stakeholders in the agriculture value chain in Ghana to help curb the problem of counterfeiting of Crop Protection Products by reporting such incidence to the relevant government authorities and patronize their Crop Protection Products ONLY CropLife Ghana member companies.

Kadiri Rashad
Program Manager -CropLife Ghana

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