Experts meet in Accra to deal with plant pest

Business Ghana (July 31, 2014) | Sub-Saharan Africa spends more than US $ 1.2 billion annually on pesticides, mainly for use in migratory pest control, and on commodities like cotton, coffee, cocoa and horticultural crops. Dr Lamourdia Thiombiano, Deputy Regional Representative for Africa, FAO, who announced this at a workshop, called for alternatives and promotion of new pest control technologies to deal with the frequent misuse and accidents, inadequate pesticide handling, storage, and management, stockpiles of obsolete pesticides, as well as the call for more rigorous quality standards for export horticulture crops.