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Cameroon – Agriculture: To protect her cocoa sector, Cameroon bans the import of pesticides based on Metalaxyl

Written by Deckson N.

After Côte d’Ivoire in 2014, Cameroon in turn, prohibits the importation into its territory of pesticides containing Metalaxyl, a molecule that, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, taints the final quality of cocoa.

Officially, this ban follows the complaints of some buyers of Cameroonian cocoa, which reveal that the local production contains Metalaxyl residues above the required standard.

In Cameroon, pesticides made from this molecule were highly prized by producers in the Littoral and South-West regions, where crops often take place during the rainy season.

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