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Grantees Funded under BUSAC Fund Phase I
Name of Applicant : Ghana Agric Inputs Dealers Association
Title of Action : Advocacy to reduce faking and adultaration of pesticides in Ghana
Sector : Business
Geographical Area : Greater Accra
Action ID : # 1-66 GAIDA
Action Score : 66.5%
Total cost of Action : ¢237,947,600
BUSAC's % of Total cost : 90%
Self Financed : 10%
Action Duration : 12 months
Support from Outreach Facility : ¢-
Summary of the proposed Action : (a) The need, or the constraint to alleviate
GAIDA is concerned about current adulterating and faking of pesticides by some pesticide dealers. These adulterated and fake pesticides are sold to unsuspecting farmers risking crop yield and its associated negative impact of farmers businesses and the agricultural sub sector.

(b) The proposed solution to the identified need or constraint your achievement

  • Pesticide dealers stop adulterating and faking pesticides and sell genuine products.
  • Farmers become aware of the existence of fake products, are able to identify and choose genuine products
  • (c) The implementation plan to achieve the solution your Action
    Our implementation plan to achieve the solution is to :

  • Conduct baseline study on the extent of adulteration and faking of pesticides
  • Consult with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and other stakeholders
  • Create awareness in farmers and pesticide dealers
  • (d) The expected impact(s) of the advocacy Action (i.e. the effects of the result(s) achieved by your Action).
  • Contribute to increased productivity in the agricultural sector in the Ashanti region and the country at large .
  • Confidence and sanity in the pesticide industry .
  • Improvement on the business ethics of those in the industry
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