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Biosafety Protocol – A summary of the plant science industry’s key positions

This brochure explains the Biosafety Protocal and its key principles, outlines the plant science industry’s positions on the Protocol, and highlights the industry’s support for Sustainable Agriculture.

Plant Biotechnology Document May 01, 2005

News Release – Plant science industry supports science-based implementation of UN Stockholm Convention

Christian Verschueren, Director General of CropLife International, said: “We welcome the Stockholm Convention and its commitment to the principles of sound science-based decision-making. We have strongly supported the negotiations of the Convention.”

Crop Protection News Item Apr 29, 2005

News Release – Strong IP Protection Critical for Plant Science Innovation

As one of the world’s most research and development-intensive industries, the plant science industry today marked World Intellectual Property Day with a renewed call for governments to respect and uphold legislation to protect intellectual property.

Plant Biotechnology News Item Apr 26, 2005

News Release – CropLife International Hails UN Decade of Action for Water

On the occasion of the United Nation’s World Water Day 2005, CropLife International pledges to continue its work in helping to address the challenges surrounding water use in agriculture.

Global Issues News Item Mar 22, 2005

Assessment Procedure for Plant-derived LMOs

An Assessment Procedure for Plant-derived Living Modified Organisms Imported for Direct Use in Foods and Feeds, or for Processing (LMO-FFP). March 2005.

Plant Biotechnology Document Mar 03, 2005

European Maximum Residue Levels Regulation 396 2005

Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 February 2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC.

Crop Protection Document Feb 25, 2005

Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent and the Plant Science Industry

The Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent helps countries make decisions about potentially hazardous chemicals that might be shipped to them. CropLife International has supported the PIC procedure since it was introduced as a voluntary scheme.

Crop Protection Document Feb 14, 2005

Guidelines for Personal Protection When Using Crop Protection Products in Hot Climates

Guidelines for trainers, extension officers, farmers and other agricultural workers using crop protection products in tropical conditions and complement the CropLife International Guidelines for safe and effective use of crop protection products.

Crop Protection Document Feb 14, 2005

Position Paper – Regulation of Plant Biotechnology Products Containing Two or More Traits Combined By Conventional Plant Breeding

Combined trait plant biotechnology products are those containing more than one biotechnology-derived trait, such as one for insect control and another for herbicide tolerance, or two different insect control traits.

Plant Biotechnology Document Jan 25, 2005

News Release – Plant Science Industry Says 2004 Figures Represent Start of New Era of Growth for Biotech Crops

The announcement from ISAAA that 2004 witnessed the second highest hectarage growth of biotech crops on record represents an international vote of confidence in the benefits of biotechnology for consumers and farmers, particularly in developing countries.

Plant Biotechnology News Item Jan 12, 2005

News Release – CropLife supports OECD Vision for Global Approach to the Regulation of Agricultural Pesticides

The plant science industry joined the EPA and Canada’s PMRA today to affirm its commitment to improve regulatory harmonisation and advance work-sharing of pesticide reviews across OECD governments. “We welcome and support OECD’s vision.”

Crop Protection News Item Jan 02, 2005

The Role of Agricultural Technologies and Biodiversity Conservation

Case studies illustrating agricultural technologies and biodiversity conservation, including Integrated Crop Management, Integrated Pest Management, and the optimized use of crop protection products, adapted to local environmental and economic conditions.

Crop Protection
Global Issues
Document Nov 01, 2004

Technical Monograph – October 2003

Technical Monograph – Anticoagulant Resistance Management Strategy for Pest Management Professionals, Central and Local Government and Other Competent Users of Rodenticides.  This document seeks to provide guidance to advisors, authorities, professionals and others on both the application of rodenticide use strategies that will avoid the development of resistance, and the recognition of anticoagulant resistance and how to manage it.


Crop Protection Document Oct 31, 2004

News Release – Plant Science Technologies Critical to Biodiversity Conservation and Enhancement

CropLife International reminds the international community that Agricultural technologies are necessary for conservation and enhancement of biodiversity, on World Food Day, 16 October 2004. This year’s theme is “Biodiversity for Food Security.”


Global Issues News Item Oct 13, 2004

News Release – Plant Science Industry Pledges its Commitment to Safer Use of Chemicals in Agriculture at Inaugural Conference for Rotterdam Convention

The plant science industry supports the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent and is advocating for risk-based decisions in international chemicals management. Ministers and officials from over 100 countries are taking part in the Convention.

Crop Protection News Item Sep 21, 2004