National Implementation of Regional Pesticide Policies In West Africa: The Gambia Case Study Report

This paper examines the pesticide1 market and its regulatory framework in the Gambia in relation to regional pesticide policies and markets. In 1974, the Gambia became a member of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel {CILSS}), and thereby committed to implementing its regulations.2 The CILSS was created in 1973 in response to the devastating drought in the Sahel, and has since produced regulations on pesticides.3 In addition, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) also has regulations on pesticides and the Gambia is a Member State. How these regulations have been implemented in the Gambia is important in determining the level of progress made achieving even implementation of mutually-agreed upon regional pesticide policies. As part of a sevencountry set of comparative case studies, this work collectively aims to explore the reasons for uneven rates of country implementation of regional agricultural input policies.

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Aug 08 2017
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FSP Research Paper 69

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