Pesticides and the agricultural chemicals industry association
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The Agricultural Chemicals Industry Association (ACIA) represents the manufacturers and distributors of agrochemicals and animal health products in Zimbabwe. ACIA is also a member of the International Group of National Associations of Agrochemical Manufacturers (GIFAP). Through GIFAP, ACIA has endorsed the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Code of Conduct on the distribution and use of agrochemicals. Members of ACIA are expected to adhere to the legislation and regulations governing the proper use of agrochemicals as stipulated by the Department of Research and Specialist Services and the Drugs Control,Council. ACIA also assists in implementing the Code of Conduct on the distribution and use of agrochemicals by training farmers and workers on the proper and safe handling of agrochemicals. Knowledge of the probable health effects of agrochemicals is also a concern ol ACIA.