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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Global Issues News Item Dec 04, 2001

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Mindful of the precautionary approach as set forth in Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the objective of this Convention is to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants.

Crop Protection Document May 22, 2001

Position Paper – World Food Security

Reliable food supply on a large scale can only be guaranteed with the help of crop protection products, which play a major role in reducing crop damage and yield losses from pests, diseases and weeds, and safeguard quality during storage and transport.

Global Issues Document Mar 01, 2001

Position Paper – Integrated Pest Management

CropLife is committed to Integrated Pest Management as defined by the FAO Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides, as an economically viable and socially acceptable approach to crop protection.

Crop Protection Document Mar 01, 2001

Position Paper – Harmonisation of Pesticide Registration

Harmonization must reduce the time from submission of a registration package to a decision on that package. Harmonization must provide measurable financial benefit in data generation. Harmonization must permit increased cooperation among regulators.

Crop Protection Document Mar 01, 2001

Position Paper – Benefits of Using Crop Protection Products with Specific Reference to Habitat Preservation and Biodiversity

Research into agricultural science has lead to extraordinary progress in food production, and, as understanding of the interrelationships among world population increase, higher-yield farming and the preservation of natural resources became essential.

Crop Protection
Global Issues
Document Mar 01, 2001

Position Paper – Precautionary Approach

In the context of Risk Assessment and Risk Management policies, CropLife International supports the application of a precautionary approach when there is a threat of serious or irreversible damage to human health or to the environment.

Global Issues Document Mar 01, 2000

Technical Monograph No 21 – March 1999

Technical Monograph No 21 – Framework for Ecological Risk Assessment of Plant Protection Products.  This paper has been prepared on behalf of GCPF by the European (ECPA) and American (ACPA) Crop Protection Associations in response to the growing need to seek a harmonised approach to Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA). This is of particular concern in the context of the registration and use of crop/plant protection products (CPPs or PPPs) such as herbicides, insecticides and fungicides where regulatory decisionmaking is outpacing the development of ecological risk assessment tools to determine appropriate levels of safety.

Crop Protection Document Mar 31, 1999

Position Paper – Risk Evaluations in the Registration of Pesticides

In certain countries, registration authorities are tending to concentrate increasingly on one parameter of possible risk, instead of total benefit. This trend is seen particularly when regulators think safer alternatives are available.

Crop Protection Document Jun 01, 1997

Guidelines for emergency measures in case of crop protection product poisoning

This booklet provides simple instructions for first-aid management if overexposure to crop protection products should occur, and gives guidance to medical personnel in the subsequent handling of poisoning cases.

Crop Protection Document Jan 01, 1997

Position Paper – Environmental Oestrogens and Endocrine Modulators

Some recent scientific papers suggest certain chemicals may exert hormone-disrupting effects on humans and animals. The “oestrogen hypothesis” is an unproven theory, but the chemical industry takes it seriously and is supporting independent research.

Global Issues Document May 02, 1990