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News Release – CropLife International sees dialogue on intellectual property vital to protecting innovation and ensuring food security

CropLife International held its first workshop on the 21st century management of intellectual property in the plant science industry. The workshop was attended by industry members and stakeholders from intergovernmental organizations, farmers and NGOs.

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Crop Protection
Plant Biotechnology
News Item Mar 27, 2003

Technical Monograph – February 2003

A Reappraisal of Blood Clotting Response Tests for Anticoagulant Resistance and a proposal for a standardised BCR Test Methodology.  Blood clotting response (BCR) resistance tests are available for a number of anticoagulant rodenticides. However, during the development of these tests many of the test parameters have been changed, making meaningful comparisons between results difficult. It was recognised that a standard methodology was urgently required for future BCR resistance tests and, accordingly, this document presents a reappraisal of published tests, and proposes a standard protocol for future use.

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Crop Protection Document Feb 28, 2003

News Release – Plant Science Industry reaffirms commitment to improve rural livelihoods and environment through Integrated Pest Management

CropLife International released a new publication today outlining the plant science industry’s commitment to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in line with the newly revised FAO definition of Integrated Pest Management.

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Crop Protection News Item Feb 25, 2003

Position Paper – Croplife International Position on Harmonisation

Early interests in harmonization were led by the FAO. In 1975 FAO established the FAO Committee of Experts on Pesticide Specifications, Registration Requirements and Application Standards. After 1982, the emphasis shifted toward registration procedures.

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Crop Protection Document Jan 01, 2003

A Shared Vision – Latin America

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Crop Protection Document Nov 20, 2002

News Release – Water and Improved Technology are Key to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

More than 800m people in the world today are not ‘food secure’. Unless properly managed, access to fresh water may become a key constraint to meeting future food security. Globally, the world has enough water, however the water is poorly distributed.

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Global Issues News Item Oct 18, 2002

News Release – Plant Science Industry Welcomes Jo’burg Summit Agreement and Partnership Opportunities

CropLife International welcomes the final agreement at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Jo’burg. “We have been given an opportunity to explain our contribution to sustainable agriculture and our willingness to engage in real partnerships”.

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Global Issues News Item Sep 05, 2002

News Release – Agricultural training initiative signs up new partners at Johannesburg Summit

CropLife International signed up three new partners for agLe@rn, a type 2 initiative it is supporting. The project is a web-based educational tool to improve the knowledge and skills related to sustainable agriculture amongst agricultural professionals.

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Crop Protection News Item Aug 26, 2002

News Release – CropLife International launches its new website

The new, revamped CropLife International public website www.croplife.org is now online. It aims to provide stakeholders, media and the general public with up-to-date information on issues relating to the plant science industry and sustainable agriculture.

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Crop Protection
Global Issues
Plant Biotechnology
News Item Jul 30, 2002

News Release – CropLife International appoints new International Regulatory Policy Manager for Crop Protection Chemicals

CropLife International is pleased to welcome Rocky Rowe, former Dow AgroSciences government and public affairs specialist, to its team as Manager, International Regulatory Policy for Crop Protection Chemicals.

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Crop Protection News Item Jul 02, 2002

News Release – CropLife International seeks more partnerships for sustainable agriculture and food security

At the FAO World Food Summit CropLife International highlighted the contribution made by public/private partnership projects in helping farmers improve agricultural productivity, contribute to food security and alleviate poverty in developing countries.

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Global Issues News Item Jun 13, 2002

News Release – CropLife Africa Middle East launched to represent plant science industry

New regional trade association CropLife Africa Middle East was officially inaugurated in Amman, Jordan. The membership is made up of over 25 national industry associations and 11 of the world’s leading plant science industry companies.

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Crop Protection
Plant Biotechnology
News Item May 23, 2002

Position Paper – Obsolete Stocks of Crop Protection Products – 1995 – revised 2002

During the past decade, stockpiles of pesticides have been identified in a number of developing countries. A large proportion of the products in the stockpiles are now obsolete and require to be rendered safe, then disposed of.

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Crop Protection Document Jan 01, 2002

Technical Monograph No 20 – December 2001

Technical Monograph No 20 – December 2001 – Water Quality Monitoring Preparation & Conduct of Studies for the Trace Analysis of Crop Protection Products in Water.  This document describes procedures for the sampling of surface and ground waters in order  to  subsequently  determine  concentrations  of  crop  protection  products  that might be present.  Prior to initiation of such monitoring work, detailed consideration must be given to the objectives of the study.

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Crop Protection Document Dec 31, 2001

News Release – Food and a better livelihood through poverty alleviation

The plant science industry and a variety of stakeholders support smallholder farmers in developing countries to reach sustainable agricultural production. This collaboration clearly illustrates that joining forces is in the interest of all concerned.

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Global Issues News Item Dec 04, 2001