BUSAC Funds Supports CropLife Ghana to Advocate on Establishing Agrochemical Levy

Croplife Ghana has received grants from the BUSAC Fund to advocate for the establishment of a levy system through the review of the existing EPA Act, 1994 Act 940. The aim of the levy system is to among other things generate funds to fully enforce the EPA Act, support and organise training programs for regulatory and industry personnel and properly regulate the activities of players in the agrochemical and Crop Protection Products Industry. With the advocacy action, CropLife Ghana is to collaborate with stakeholders such as Ghana Agri Input Dealers Association (GAIDA), other importing companies and manufacturers or producers of selected agri inputs specifically Crop Protection Products (CPPs). Though the regulatory duties of the agrochemical industry are trusted in the hands of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA 1994 (Act 940), supported by Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Department (PPRSD) of Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFAPesticides Control and Management Ac…

5 Steps in Building Traceability in Commodity Supply Chains in Ghana

Most cash crop and food crop commodities travel a complicated journey from farms to plate/cup and there is urgent need to improve transparency in these supply chains.
The need to develop traceability systems is essential to allow suppliers measure and improve important sustainability aspects of their operations relative to Ghana's agro ecological zones enrichment. Also, such platforms could serve as verifiable data sources for Ghana's food stock in situations where food supply chains could be potentially disrupted like the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

We believe traceability systems should be robust, effective and efficient. We thus propose a 5-step process:
1/ Develop a risk screening process by location
2/ Identify farms and capture farm polygons
3/ Build an efficient tracking system that allows identification of suppliers with issues on sustainability
4/ Design and build a dynamic dashboard containing all relevant sustainability key performance indicators ( KPIs)
5/ Traceabili…

5 Steps to Setting Up Agro Input Shops in Ghana

Step 1: Participate in Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified training. Basic level certification required

Step 2: You need a stationary structure with location address. You are not allowed to sell on trucks or moving vehicles
Step 3: Register with the Registrar General's Department for certificate to operate an input shop
Step 4: Go back to EPA and apply for a license ( estimated cost: 400 Ghana Cedis. Annual renewal). Kindly confirm the actual amount with the relevant officer in charge
Step 5: Subscribe to Agriculture in Ghana Media for news on Ghana's agro input sector and keep yourself updated. News subscription is free and always will be.
As an agro-input dealer, you need to be truthful to your farmers and sell them quality and approved agri-inputs. We recommend you sell products from CropLife Ghana member companies to be assured of farmer clients and profits.

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