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Key Findings -Pesticide markets have grown rapidly in West Africa over the past decade and a half, far faster than regulatory monitoring capacity. -As a result, fraudulent pesticides (unregistered and counterfeit) are widely sold throughout Mali. -Purchase of 100 glyphosate samples from 50 different retailers across Mali indicate that that 45% were fraudulent products. -Laboratory testing indicates that fraudulent glyphosate products contain 8-10% less active ingredient than registered products. -Farmers can protect themselves by purchasing only pesticides duly registered by the Comité Sahélien des Pesticides (CSP).

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