The present guidelines are an update of the Agriculture (Farm Input) Forms published by the East African Community in January 2005. These forms have been used by EAC Partner States as a basis for national data requirements for the registration of pesticides.
The main objective of the updated guidelines is to provide better information to applicants for the registration of a pesticide regarding the data and studies that they should submit to national pesticide registration authorities. Furthermore, these more detailed guidelines should facilitate that national authorities require the same, or very similar, data from applicants and thus harmonize the registration process across the EAC region.
The information to be provided by the applicant should be sufficient for the national registration authority to assess whether the pesticide is effective for its intended purposes and does not pose an unacceptable risk to human or animal health or the environment under the conditions of use in the country or region.