Opportunities and limitations of bio-pesticide
regulatory framework in sub-Saharan Africa for
improved quality, storage an...
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A substance containing living microorganisms that
improve the growth of treated plants by reducing the
negati...
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Example of a bio-pesticide
Label claims
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Bio-pesticide regulations: consideration
•Proper labeling to prevent product misrepresentation or
misleading ...
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Findings of a recent study (09-11)
•>90% of products evaluated did meet the quality
standards
•Label claims w...
Labeling of microbiological products
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Mandatory requirements Optional requirements
Product name Brand name
Gua...
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Partners in participating countries
•Regulatory bodies
•Policy makers
•Research scientists
•Manufacturers of ...
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Participating countries
•Ethiopia
•Ghana
•Kenya
•Nigeria
•Tanzania
•Uganda
Concluding remarks
 Engaging interested stakeholders
 Official SOPs for quality control
 Well-defined safety, efficacy,...
Concluding remarks (cont’d)
 Awareness creation (end-users)
 Product registration
 Marketplace monitoring
 Well-define...
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Presented by Cargele Masso, IITA, at the Regional Experts Workshop on Development, Regulation and Use of Bio-pesticides in East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, 22–23 May 2014

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Opportunities and limitations of bio-pesticide regulatory framework in sub-Saharan Africa for improved quality, storage and profitability

  1. 1. Opportunities and limitations of bio-pesticide regulatory framework in sub-Saharan Africa for improved quality, storage and profitability www.iita.org Regional Experts Workshop on Development, Regulation and Use of Bio-pesticides in East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, 22–23 May 2014 Cargele Masso (IITA)
  2. 2. www.iita.org A substance containing living microorganisms that improve the growth of treated plants by reducing the negative impacts of biotic stress Bio-pesticide definition in COMPRO-II
  3. 3. www.iita.org Example of a bio-pesticide Label claims
  4. 4. www.iita.org Bio-pesticide regulations: consideration •Proper labeling to prevent product misrepresentation or misleading information •Efficacy for the intended purpose •Safety to plant, animal, human, and environment when used as directed
  5. 5. www.iita.org Findings of a recent study (09-11) •>90% of products evaluated did meet the quality standards •Label claims were not supported by testing results •Inadequate labeling •Limited capacity for marketplace monitoring
  6. 6. Labeling of microbiological products www.iita.org Mandatory requirements Optional requirements Product name Brand name Guarantee analysis Warranty Directions for use Lot number Registration number Label claims Expiry date Complete list of ingredients Company’s contact info Website Net weight Storage precautions Cautionary statement Planting window (when applicable)
  7. 7. www.iita.org Partners in participating countries •Regulatory bodies •Policy makers •Research scientists •Manufacturers of microbiological products •Agricultural professionals •Farmer organizations •Agricultural NGOs •…..
  8. 8. www.iita.org Participating countries •Ethiopia •Ghana •Kenya •Nigeria •Tanzania •Uganda
  9. 9. Concluding remarks  Engaging interested stakeholders  Official SOPs for quality control  Well-defined safety, efficacy, and labeling requirements  Strengthening laboratory capacity (material/human resources)  Capacity development (institutions/good practices) www.iita.org
  10. 10. Concluding remarks (cont’d)  Awareness creation (end-users)  Product registration  Marketplace monitoring  Well-defined timeframe for file review (registration processes; SDS) www.iita.org
  11. 11. www.iita.org

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