E3S Web Conf.
Volume 319, 2021International Congress on Health Vigilance (VIGISAN 2021)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||09 November 2021|
Bibliographic review of phytopharmacovigilance actions and measures on plant protection products in Morocco
1 Laboratory of Botany, Biotechnologies and plants Protection, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Tofail, Kenitra, Morocco.
2 Hospital of specialties Tangiers, Morocco.
3 Laboratory of Genetics and Biometry, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Tofail, Kenitra, Morocco.
Plant protection products present major risks to human health. Like other countries, Morocco is adopting phytopharmacovigilance measures. These steps are part of Morocco’s integrated approach aiming the rational use of pesticides. A census of the various actions and measures undertaken by Morocco through the National Food Safety Office (ONSSA) in terms of monitoring and controlling the use of pesticides for agricultural use will be presented. Between 2018 and 2020, Morocco proceeded with the withdrawal of 15 active substances and 48 pesticides and the discharge of 10 tons of imported pesticides that did not comply with standards with a review of 10 active substances harmful to humans and animals. A quantity of 17641 tons of food products unfit for consumption by excess of pesticides, 136 tons of potatoes and 125 tons of mint were sent back and destroyed due to high maximum residue limits or use of unauthorized pesticides. In the same context, training workshops for farmers on the proper use of pesticides and the management of potential risks of poisoning are organized. As well as the adoption by the Moroccan government in 2020 of a law project to limit the use of dangerous pesticides and promote alternative methods.
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