#1 Agrochemical Regulations across five continents - Africa
In the first part of our series on changing requirements around the world, this week's focus lies on the African continent. With limited capacities in regulatory authorities and varying priorities throughout the continent, costly toxicity studies are often of lower priority and the data in the registration process comes from environmental fate modeling results provided for the northern hemisphere. Unspecific data may lead to increasing resistance of pathogenes in the course of time.
Piyatida (Tung) Pukclai provides interesting insight on upcoming challenges and ways for producers and manufacturers to participate in the improvement of products and active agents. In sharing good practices with authorities and offering standards for mutual support, products presented to African markets can strive towards products specifically developed for the different conditions and registering pesticides can become clearer for all participants.