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August 10th, 2018 / The Star, Kenya

The country is losing at least Sh120 billion in revenue to unregistered agro-chemicals dealers and counterfeit pesticides, according to Agrochemicals Association of Kenya (AAK) chairperson Patrick Amayunzu.

AAK said counterfeits account for 15 to 20 per cent of agrochemicals being distributed in the country, posing a threat to farmers and the environment.

Some of the companies with the fake products are generating labels similar to the genuine ones especially for the fast moving products, and employing poor marketing practices such as selling from trucks of cars. Read more