EFFICACY EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS IN KENYA
Efficacy evaluation of a pest control product is important because it enables the registration authorities to evaluate the benefits to be gained from new products and to weigh those benefits against potential hazards due to their introduction.
In the past, reports of efficacy trials have not been uniform, making the evaluation for registration of pest control products difficult. To ease this problem PCPB has decided to provide guidelines to scientists carrying out the efficacy trials with a view to harmonising the reporting system that will improve the evaluation process for the registration of new pest control products. A number of issues are highlighted in this protocol and the researchers should take them into account while carrying out the efficacy trials.
All trials must be authorized by the Board. It is recommended that the Board, the trial scientist/institution and the applicant liaise closely throughout the trial period.