Neonicotinoids and their Impact on Ecosystem Services for Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2019)

Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2019). Neonicotinoids and their Impact on Ecosystem Services for Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa. [Online] Available at: DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf.2019/0040

Workshop Proceedings

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in collaboration with Leopoldina hosted a workshop on Neonicotinoids and their Impact on Ecosystem Services for Agriculture and Biodiversity in Africa from 14-16 November 2018. The purpose of the workshop was to: • Bring together experts and researchers on the use and/or impact of neonicotinoid insecticides in Africa. • Establish a network for information exchange and joint activities • Develop a plan for future activities, their coordination and the dissemination of findings. African economies and societies are greatly dependent on agriculture; thus, the workshop aimed to identify and collate data which would allow the potential risks in Africa to be better evaluated. German government through the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)