Pesticides and food safety in Africa

  • Annabella A. Adewunmi Department of Microbiology, Babcock University, Ilishanremo, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Stephen O. Fapohunda Department of Microbiology, Babcock University, Ilishanremo, Ogun State, Nigeria
Keywords: Pesticides, Food security, Human health, Green-pesticide, Africa


African countries have experienced nonconformance in the levels of pesticides for local consumption and export. Sometimes this leads to rejects and other forms of embarrassment from the importing countries. Economic challenge and lack of awareness heighten the overall cost of interventions in pesticide-related food safety management. For example, not a few of the infractions were a result of incorrect ways of pesticide application. The hazard accompanying chemical pesticide application has left open a window of biological alternatives which this review article seems to explore. The bio-alternatives, including green pesticides cancel out the adverse effect of residual chemicals on crops in farm and store and so make it more attractive.



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Adewunmi, A., & Fapohunda, S. (2018). Pesticides and food safety in Africa. European Journal of Biological Research, 8(2), 70-83. Retrieved from
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