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Cocoa Production and Related Social-Economic and Climate Factors: A Case Study of Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria, Adeniyi, O. R., and Ogunsola G.O. , Agricultural Science , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Nigeria, p.13, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa agroforestry a bridge for sustainable organic cocoa Production, Nunoo, Isaac, and Owusu Victor , 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference, 10/2014, Istanbul, Turkey, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Modelling Farmers Investment in Agrochemicals: The Experience of Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Ghana, Danso-Abbeam, Gideon, and Setsoafia Edinam Dope , Research in Applied Economics , 09/2014, Volume 6, Issue 4, United States, p.27, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Modelling Farmers Investment in Agrochemicals: The Experience of Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Ghana, Danso-Abbeam, Gideon, and Setsoafia Edinam Dope , Research in Applied Economics , 09/2014, Volume 6, Issue 4, United States, p.27, (2014) , (Practical Publication)

COMPLIANCE OF AGROCHEMICAL MARKETERS WITH BANNED COCOA PESTICIDES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

TitleCOMPLIANCE OF AGROCHEMICAL MARKETERS WITH BANNED COCOA PESTICIDES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMokwunye, Idongesit U., and al Folaranmi D. Babalol
JournalJournal of Agricultural sciences
Volume59
Issue2
Date Published05/2014
PublisherJournal of Agricultural Sciences
Place PublishedNigeria
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywords''agrochemicals'', ''banned pesticides'', ''retailers''
Lead

This study investigated the compliance of marketers of agrochemicals with the approved and banned cocoa pesticides in selected cocoa producing states of southwest Nigeria. Primary data was collected through the use of structured questionnaire administered to randomly selected agrochemical pesticides, however majority still have the pesticides in stock. About 70.6% of the marketers in Osun state and 58.8% in Ogun state stated that they did not receive information on the banned pesticides from government agencies but through other channels. More than half of the marketers )52.9% in Ogun, 55% in Kwara and 47.1% in Osun) strongly disagreed that government should place a ban on pesticides.

Availability of banned pesticides in their stock, insufficient information from the concerned government agricultural agencies and fear of short supply of approved pesticides are among the reasons proffered by the marketers for nto supporting the ban on pesticides. Relevant government regulatory agencies should conduct a comprehensive inventory of pesticides offered for sale by the marketers of agrochemicals. There should be a massive public awareness campaign and well co-ordinated association for all te marketers of agrochemicals. Agrochemical manufacturers should translate instructions and warnings on pesticide labels to locl languages understood by the farmers.

URLhttp://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/img/doi/1450-8109/2014/1450-81091402161M.pdf

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