Quality Comparison of Fraudulent and Registered Pesticides in Mali

Steven Haggblade, Amadou Diarra, Wayne Jiang, Amidou Assima, Naman Keita, Abdramane Traoré, Mamadou Traoré, Steven Haggblade, Amadou Diarra, Wayne Jiang, Amidou Assima, Naman Keita (+2 others)
2019 unpublished
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
more » ... -Farmers can protect themselves by purchasing only pesticides duly registered by the Comité Sahélien des Pesticides (CSP).
doi:10.22004/ag.econ.303583 fatcat:fbe2j55mvrfsdfua4xn25bs2qu