May 10, 2012 at 3:31pm
Sale Of Unapproved Insecticide “AF Confidence”
Information reaching COCOBOD indicates that an unapproved liquid fertilizer, also said to be an insecticide, by name 'AF Confidence' is being distributed for sale to farmers for use on cocoa farms.
We wish to inform all players in the cocoa industry, especially farmers and chemical sellers, that the said insecticide has not yet been approved by COCOBOD.
The efficacy of the product is currently being determined by the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) and until they finish their testing and present their report, COCOBOD cannot confirm its effectiveness or otherwise.
We therefore wish to use this medium to advise all farmers to desist from patronising this product (AF Confidence) until further notice.
The sale of unapproved chemicals to unsuspecting farmers is a crime and any individual, group of persons or organization found to be perpetrating this act will be dealt with according to the laws of Ghana.
We use this opportunity to urge farmers to patronize only approved subsidized fertilizers to improve yield of their farms and enhance their income.
Distribution of Cocoa Hi Tech fertilizers to cocoa farmers is currently in progress at a subsidized price of GH¢ 33.00.
8th May 2012