About CropLife India
CropLife India is committed to advancing sustainable agriculture and it is an association of 16 R&D driven member companies in crop protection. We jointly represent ~ 70% of the market and are responsible for 95% of the molecules introduced in the country. Our member companies have annual global R & D spend of 6 billion USD and are firmly committed to engaging with the farming community to enable Safe, Secure Food Supply.
The regulatory framework of pesticides encompasses national, regional, and international legislation and conventions that help assure safety for users, consumers and the environment. A regulatory environment will define the speed at which farmers will reap benefits of new technologies and be globally competitive.
The approval and use of Crop Protection Products is highly regulated all over the world, including India. India has a robust regulatory system and highly knowledgeable regulatory officials compared to most other countries. The Indian regulatory system is rapidly evolving to harmonize with global regulations as per FAO/ WHO guidelines in order to ensure that farmers have the best choice of products and latest innovations on par with farmers across the world with established efficacy as well as safety. While India’s regulatory system for registration of crop products is a resilient one, CropLife India continues its engagement to advocate a regulatory system that would continuously improve to facilitate introduction of innovative crop protection solutions to the farmers.
In its continuous endeavor to provide sustainable crop protection solutions to Indian agriculture, CropLife India engages with diverse stakeholders in the areas of Progressive Regulations, Product Stewardship, Anti-counterfeiting, Policy Advocacy , Communications & Outreach.
India today has developed a robust crop protection regulatory system to register crop protection products, while harmonizing with global regulations to further strengthen domestic manufacturing at par with international standards and facilitate the “Make in India” concept. The opportunity lies in developing and executing innovative farming solutions that address the needs of the Indian farmer to grow safe food while addressing the country’s food security concerns.
CropLife India and its members have introduced new molecules, while moving towards greener and safer chemistries, and are committed to play a significant role in advancing Indian agriculture by closely engaging with farmers to help them adopt new technologies, regulatory authorities, policy makers, scientific communities, grower organizations, NGOs and other stakeholders.
CropLife India Members are mandated to adhere to all code of conduct guidelines covering the crop protection industry, as stipulated by FAO/WHO and any other statutory requirements as specified by the regulatory authorities, in their country of operation. This would include all compliances on interaction, training, responsible use, usage of PPE, monitoring and guidance covering crop protection products.