APPARITION D’UN COMMERCE INFORMEL DE PRODUITS PHYTOSANITAIRES DANS LE SUDOUEST DU TOGO

  • Kokou Etse Madjouma Kanda Laboratoire de Botanique et Ecologie Végétale, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Lomé, Lomé, Togo
  • Sêmihinva Akpavi Laboratoire de Botanique et Ecologie Végétale, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Lomé, Lomé, Togo
  • Kpérkouma Wala Laboratoire de Botanique et Ecologie Végétale, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Lomé, Lomé, Togo
  • Komlan Batawila Laboratoire de Botanique et Ecologie Végétale, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Lomé, Lomé, Togo
  • Koffi Akpagana Laboratoire de Botanique et Ecologie Végétale, Faculté des Sciences, Université de Lomé, Lomé, Togo

Abstract

Methods: The study examines an informal trade of herbicides recently highlighted in localities along border between Togo and Ghana. The methodology is participatory and consisted of surveys, semi-structured individual and focus group interviews conducted with 94 sellers of pesticides and farmers aged 20 to 70 years. Results: 193 commercial products, of which 35% approved, have been identified. They are grouped into 9 active ingredients, in which glyphosate represents 68%. The supply of these herbicides is made from Ghana. 57% of respondents justify the use of herbicides by a lack of manpower, which is proved by national statistics. Conclusion: Sellers’ and farmers’ education level do not allow any adoption of right behaviours to avoid individual risks.

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Published
2014-02-28
How to Cite
Madjouma Kanda, K. E., Akpavi, S., Wala, K., Batawila, K., & Akpagana, K. (2014). APPARITION D’UN COMMERCE INFORMEL DE PRODUITS PHYTOSANITAIRES DANS LE SUDOUEST DU TOGO. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 10(6). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2014.v10n6p%p