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Multifunctional biopesticide Ecopticide Agri

Ecopticide Agri, your 3-in-1 bio product against insect, fungi and nematode

Ecopticide Agri is a multifunctional environmental solution that functions as an insecticide, fungicide, nematicide, and bactericide. It offers comprehensive protection against various pests and pathogens, including Fall armyworm, Oidium, Botrytis, Powdery mildew, Downy mildew, Leaf spots, Molds, Nematodes, Leaf Bright, Coleoptera, and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. The product's formulation aims to prevent resistance development among pests, and its preventive use helps reduce the risk of pest invasions.


This technology is pre-validated.


Scaling readiness: idea maturity 9/9; level of use 9/9

Cost: $$$ 20 USD

Initial cost

ROI: $$$ 200 %



  • Harvest Losses: Conventional pest management products have been associated with harvest losses for farmers, impacting overall agricultural productivity.

  • Low Production Yield: The use of traditional pesticides often results in low production yields, hindering the ability of farmers to maximize their crop output.

  • Environmental Issues: Conventional pest control methods contribute to environmental problems, including soil depletion, increased drought susceptibility, and loss of biodiversity, posing long-term ecological challenges.

  • Pest Resistance: Pests have developed resistance to many existing pest control products, rendering them less effective over time. This resistance creates a continuous challenge for farmers to combat evolving pest threats.

  • Limited Efficacy: Chemical pesticides exhibit limited efficacy against new pest species and diseases, such as the fall armyworm, leading to insufficient protection for crops.


  • Multifunctional Solution: Ecopticide Agri serves as a multifunctional product, acting as a pesticide, fungicide, and nematicide. This addresses the issue of limited efficacy against various pests and diseases.

  • 100% Biodegradable: Unlike traditional pesticides contributing to environmental problems, Ecopticide Agri is 100% biodegradable, mitigating concerns about soil depletion and biodiversity loss.

  • Concentrated Formula: The concentrated formula offers a solution to the problem of low production yield associated with conventional pest management, potentially leading to higher crop output.

  • No Harmful Solvent: The absence of harsh or harmful solvents addresses environmental issues and ensures the product is safe for use, overcoming concerns about the negative impact on the ecosystem.

  • Triple Mode of Action: Ecopticide Agri employs a triple mode of action to eliminate and repel pests, countering the challenge of pest resistance and providing more effective pest control.

  • Versatility Across Crops: The product's effectiveness on a wide variety of crops addresses the problem of limited protection against different pest species, offering a comprehensive solution for diverse agricultural needs.

Key points to design your business plan

For Manufacturers : 

Producing Ecopticide technology offers a transformative solution addressing the need for safer and more environmentally sustainable pest control methods in agriculture, empowering diverse farming communities and contributing to improved global nutrition.

The technology is safeguarded by a license. It is imperative to engage with the technology provider to obtain the necessary license.

For efficient production of the input, it is essential to identify dependable suppliers for raw materials.

Regarding cost structure, factor in an initial investment of 300,000 USD and an operating investment of 30,000 USD.

Your potential clientele includes wholesale distributors of inputs to retailers, as well as development projects, government agencies, and NGOs.

Establishing robust partnerships with wholesale distributor networks is crucial for the success of your business.


For Users :

Using this technology offers a safer and more environmentally sustainable alternative to traditional pesticides, reducing exposure to harmful chemicals for agricultural workers while enhancing crop productivity and quality.

Given its availability in Togo, it's essential to factor in delivery expenses and possible import duties. 

Regarding cost estimation, the technology is priced at 20 USD per liter. 

The technology stands to yield a gross benefit of 64,000 USD with a return on investment of 200%. 

To maximize outcomes, it is advisable to engage in partnerships with agricultural development institutes, fertilizer suppliers, and agricultural service companies for assistance and distribution.


Positive or neutral impact

Adults 18 and over
Positive high
The poor
Positive medium
Under 18
Positive low
Positive medium

Positive or neutral impact

Climate adaptability
It adapts really well
Adaptability for farmers
It helps a lot
It helps them grow and thrive
Carbon footprint
It reduces emissions a little
It makes a big difference
Soil quality
It makes the soil healthier and more fertile
Water usage
It uses the same amount of water

Countries with a green colour
Tested & adopted
Countries with a bright green colour
Countries with a yellow colour
Egypt Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burundi Burkina Faso Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Côte d’Ivoire Eritrea Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Cameroon Kenya Libya Liberia Madagascar Mali Malawi Morocco Mauritania Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Republic of the Congo Rwanda Zambia Senegal Sierra Leone Zimbabwe Somalia South Sudan Sudan South Africa Eswatini Tanzania Togo Tunisia Chad Uganda Western Sahara Central African Republic Lesotho
Countries where the technology has been tested and adopted
Country Tested Adopted
Benin Tested Not adopted
Burkina Faso Tested Not adopted
Democratic Republic of the Congo Tested Not adopted
Ghana Tested Adopted
Sierra Leone Tested Not adopted
Togo Tested Adopted

This technology can be used in the colored agro-ecological zones. Any zones shown in white are not suitable for this technology.

Agro-ecological zones where this technology can be used
AEZ Subtropic - warm Subtropic - cool Tropic - warm Tropic - cool

Source: HarvestChoice/IFPRI 2009

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that are applicable to this technology.

Sustainable Development Goal 2: zero hunger
Goal 2: zero hunger
Sustainable Development Goal 3: good health and well-being
Goal 3: good health and well-being
Sustainable Development Goal 13: climate action
Goal 13: climate action

  1. Formulation Composition:

    • Ecopticide Agri is crafted from a blend of plant essential oils stabilized with engineered biomolecules sourced from selected microorganisms.
    • The formulation ensures a homogeneous solution, guaranteeing consistent quality and efficacy.
  2. Dilution Process:

    • To use Ecopticide Agri, it needs to be diluted with water.
    • The product maintains its effectiveness regardless of water quality, eliminating concerns about water composition interfering with its efficacy.
  3. Dilution Ratio:

    • The recommended dilution ratio is 1 part of Ecopticide Agri to 200 parts of water.
    • This ratio ensures an optimal balance for application while maintaining the product's effectiveness.
  4. Foliar Application:

    • For insecticidal and fungicidal properties, Ecopticide Agri is applied using a foliar method.
    • This mode of application targets pests and diseases affecting the above-ground parts of plants, ensuring comprehensive protection.
  5. Soil Application:

    • Ecopticide Agri can also be applied to the soil to leverage its nematicide effect.
    • This addresses issues related to soil-borne pests and nematodes, providing a holistic approach to pest management.

Last updated on 30 April 2024