MARKUP Kenya Launches Campaign on Proper Use of Pesticides
Through MARKUP, UNIDO has launched a campaign to create awareness on the proper use of pesticides, targeting farmers and agro dealers in a bid to enhance food safety and market access. The campaign was developed in collaboration with the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) and the Agrochemicals Association of Kenya (AAK). Other co0operating entities include the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF), the Ministry of Trade, the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS), the Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD), the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO), the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK), the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC) and the Europe-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP).
“Horticulture is the main consumer of agrochemicals and we must therefore emphasize on practices that ensure safety for all starting with the farmers right to the consumers,” says Benson Ngigi, the Stewardship Manager at AAK.
Read about the campaign at the MARKUP Kenya website.