Cameroon: Group training on safe use of pesticides in the Loum basin

On 14 and 15 July, COLEACP organised group training on the “Safe Use of Pesticides” for plant protection product applicators in the Loum basin. This training is part of the Standards and Trade Development Fund (STDF) project “Improvement of the sanitary and phytosanitary quality of Penja pepper in Cameroon to facilitate access to international markets” (STDF/PG/593).

Following this training, the participants are now able to carry out treatments according to good phytosanitary practices and to carry out the instructions:

  • during dosing and before, during and after application, including the management of empty packaging
  • regarding safety equipment
  • on personal hygiene and equipment.

This technical and practical training took place in the classroom and in the field, using the educational animations developed by COLEACP.

Other training sessions will be held in the coming weeks in other production basins in order to train a maximum number of technicians on good phytosanitary practices for Penja pepper.

As a reminder, sustainable intensification is at the heart of COLEACP’s programmes. It increases productivity while making a positive contribution to climate, ecosystems and the environment. We promote integrated pest management (IPM) and help producers control pests while minimising negative impacts on humans and the environment. Where plant protection products (PPPs) are an important part of an IPM system, COLEACP ensures that growers have access to appropriate, least harmful products and that they can use them safely.

This activity was organised within the framework of the Project to improve the sanitary and phytosanitary quality of Penja pepper in Cameroon, supported by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) project and implemented by COLEACP.

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