Stewardship promotes and supports the responsible use of crop protection products, complementing their contribution to achieving global food security.
Stewardship is a life cycle approach from the discovery and development of new active ingredients to their use and the final disposal of any waste. Stewardship promotes good agricultural practices and is a key element underpinning the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management.
CropLife International develops harmonized stewardship activities that member companies and other CropLife associations adopt and adapt to suit different situations. However, we welcome the use of our materials by the global community, particularly partner organizations working with policy makers, service providers, extension workers, and farmers. Working together we can empower farmers to support sustainable livelihoods whilst safeguarding health and the environment.
Learn about the impact that stewardship programs are having in their communities and on the environment by clicking through the map below.