CropLife International

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CropLife International A.I.S.B.L.
CropLIfeLogo.jpg
Motto Representing The Plant Science Industry
Formation

July 7, 2001; 15 years ago (2001-07-07) CropLife
November 1996 GPFC

1967 GIFAP
Type International association without lucrative purpose (AISBL), Nonprofit organization
Headquarters Brussels, Belgium
President & CEO
Howard Minigh
Staff
11 (2001)[1]
Website www.croplife.org

CropLife International is an international trade association of agrobusiness companies founded in 2001. It was previously known as Global Crop Protection Federation and started out as International Group of National Associations of Manufacturers of Agrochemical Products in 1967. Its members include the world's largest agricultural biotechnology and agricultural pesticide businesses namely BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, FMC Corp., Monsanto, Sumitomo and Syngenta.[2]

History[edit]

In 1967, the International Group of National Associations of Manufacturers of Agrochemical Products (from French: Groupement International des Associations Nationales de Fabricants de Produits Agrochimiques, GIFAP) was founded.[3]

In November 1996, GIFAP was renamed to Global Crop Protection Federation (GCPF).

On 7 November 2001, GCPF was renamed to CropLife International.

Structure[edit]

As of 2015 CropLife International´s member list includes the following 8 companies: BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, FMC Corp., Monsanto, Sumitomo and Syngenta. Members include the following 13 associations: AfricaBio, AgroBio Brazil, AgroBIO Mexico, ArgenBio, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Food & Ag, BIOTECanada, BIO Production Agriculture Association, Conselho de Informações sobre Biotecnologia (CIB Brazil), CBI Japan, EuropaBio, European Crop Protection Association and Japan Crop Protection Association.[2]

As of 2015 CropLife International is a global network operating in all 5 global regions. The network divides itself into the two fields of plant biotechnology and crop protection, i.e. pesticides. The pesticide associations include 11 regional CropLife associations (CropLife Africa Middle East, CropLife America, CropLife Asia, CropLife Canada, CropLife Australia, CropLife China, CropLife Indonesia, CropLife Korea, and CropLife Latin America) and the European Crop Protection Association, Israel Crop Protection Association and Japan Crop Protection Association.[4]

On the biotechnology side there are CBI USA, Bio Food & Ag, CBI Canada, Agrobio Brazil, Agrobio Colombia, Agrobio Mexico, AgrenBio, ChileBio, CIB Brazil, in Europe the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club and EuropaBio, in AfricaBio, AfricaHarvest, African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum, and the African Seed Trade Association, in Asia ABLE-AG India, Biotech Coalition of Philippines and CBI Japan.[4]

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