Who We Are

As a global advocate for the plant science industry, CropLife International champions innovative technologies that enable farmers to sustainably increase productivity while managing the critical challenges facing our climate and the environment.

Our Story

Advancing innovation in agriculture for a sustainable future.

With an expected global population of 9 billion by 2050, humanity’s future will depend on our ability to address our most basic need – food. The challenge is in figuring out how to feed our growing population while protecting the planet to ensure a sustainable future for all.

For starters, we need to reduce barriers to innovation so we can chart a path toward greater sustainability in agriculture and our global food systems. CropLife International represents the world’s leading R&D companies – BASF, Bayer Crop Science, Corteva Agriscience, FMC, Sumitomo Chemical, and Syngenta – who are actively working to address some of our world’s biggest challenges.

By working with our industry members, our global network of 91 associations, and a diverse range of partners, we are driving actionable progress to increase food security, adapting to and mitigating climate change, and protect biodiversity. At the end of the day, farmers require access to the technologies, tools, and knowledge they need to make a difference and CropLife International is proud to help make that happen.

Our Purpose

Advancing Innovation in agriculture for a sustainable future.

Our Vision

Play a leading role in enabling sustainable food systems.

Our Values

Inspire Ambition

Our passion for supporting farmers with agricultural innovation inspires us to set ambitious goals for ourselves, our members, and our partners.

Lead Together

We believe leadership is about building consensus to advance towards a common goal. It is built on trusted relationships, based on mutual respect and understanding of other points of views.

Act Now

The challenges the world is currently facing require urgent action. That is why we focus on concrete actions, delivering tangible results.

Keep Growing

Recognizing the complexity of the challenges we need to address, we constantly challenge ourselves to learn from each other and all our partners.

Our Board of Directors

Livio Tedeschi

Chairman of the Board
President, BASF Agricultural Solutions

Mark Douglas

President and CEO, FMC Corporation

Jeff Rowe

CEO, Syngenta Group

Chuck Magro

CEO, Corteva Agriscience

Nobuaki Mito

Representative Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo
Chemical Co., Ltd.

Rodrigo Santos

Member of the Board of Management
and President of the Crop Science
Division, Bayer AG