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Effective Management of Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs)

Crop protection products are designed to protect crops from insects, diseases and weeds. They do so by controlling pests that infect, consume or damage crops. Some products are highly toxic in order to control a group of specific pests or highly threatening diseases. Risk assessment and management identify the appropriate uses for crop protection products and promote stewardship measures for their responsible use.

Crop Protection Document Aug 07, 2018

Plant Biotech Industry Welcomes Procedure to Avoid Conflicts of Interest in Expert Groups Convened Under the Convention on Biological Diversity

CropLife International congratulates the Subsidiary Body on Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SBI) on a decision that recommends to the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity that they adopt a decision outlining a procedure for avoiding or managing conflicts of interest by members of expert groups established under the Conventions and its subsidiary Protocols. CropLife International’s statement is available for download below.

Plant Biotechnology News Item Jul 16, 2018

EHS Information for the Crop Protection Industry

An example of incident reporting.

Crop Protection Jun 22, 2018
Crop Protection Document Jun 04, 2018

The Impact of Delays in Chinese Approvals of Biotech Crops

In recent years, China has taken considerably longer to approve new biotech crop “events” than have other countries. CropLife International (CLI) commissioned Informa’s Agribusiness Consulting Group (Informa) to conduct an analysis of the agricultural and broader economic impacts of these delays in Chinese approvals.

Informa’s analysis was conducted in two phases. The first phase focuses on biotech events approved by China over the last six years, while the second phase addresses conditions over the next 3-5 years. This report addresses each phase separately.

Plant Biotechnology Document May 30, 2018

Informa Study Quantifies Significant Economic and Social Benefits from Timely Regulation of Ag Biotech Products

Predictable import approvals support new innovations for farmers, consumers, and the environment. 

Plant Biotechnology News Item May 30, 2018

CropLife International Statement on Indian Court Ruling that Jeopardizes Agricultural Innovation

In April 2018, the Delhi High Court ruled to invalidate a patent for an insect resistant biotech cotton variety. This decision sets a far-damaging precedent for intellectual property rights and the future of innovation in India for the plant biotech and many other industries. CropLife International’s  statement is available for download below:

Plant Biotechnology News Item May 29, 2018

CropLife International Issues Statement on Proposed China Tariff

In response to the proposed U.S. tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce released a list of potential U.S. products that might be subject to import levies. This list include a proposed 25 percent tax on U.S. soybean imports. CropLife International’s statement is available for download below:

Plant Biotechnology News Item Apr 09, 2018

Crop Protection Industry Launches Global Transparency Initiative

Today, CropLife International and its member companies have made a global, voluntary commitment to enable more public access to safety data related to its crop protection products. The initiative stems from the industry’s commitment to transparency, responsibility and sustainability. The press release is attached.

Crop Protection News Item Mar 27, 2018

Pesticide Labeling Initiative to Help Farmers Tackle Pest Resistance

Press release attached.

Crop Protection News Item Mar 08, 2018

CropLife International’s Implementation Guide an Important Resource as the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress Enters into Force

Press release attached.

Plant Biotechnology News Item Mar 07, 2018

Working with the JMPR and CCPR – A Manual for the Agrochemical Industry – November 2017

Updated in November 2017, this document provides basic guidance to the reader on how to interact with Codex Alimentarius Commission and its subsidiary bodies in order to establish and maintain Codex Maximum Residue Limits.

Crop Protection Document Mar 02, 2018

Mode of Action Labelling Guidance

CropLife International members have made a voluntary commitment to include Mode of Action (MoA) information on all product labels by 2023. This industry guidance presents an agreed approach to the use of MoA icons on labels.

Crop Protection Guidance Feb 28, 2018

Synthetic Biology: Overview of Activities at the Global, Regional and National Levels

This is the UN Convention on Biological Diversity synthetic biology issue 5, published in October 2017.

Plant Biotechnology Document Feb 22, 2018

Cocoa Value Chain Infographic

Ever wonder how the chocolate we know and love gets from the tree to our hands? The following infographic reproduced from the World Cocoa Foundation shows the process of growing the cocoa trees to the chocolate making and all the steps in between.

Crop Protection Infographic Feb 14, 2018