CropLife Australia represents the innovators, developers, manufacturers, formulators and registrants of crop protection and ag-biotechnology products.
We believe in a rigorous, robust and science-based regulatory system to protect users, consumers and the environment. The regulatory system must be effective and efficient and commensurate with risk. Regulation must be effective to ensure that product use in accordance with label instructions will not have unanticipated, adverse effects. Regulation must also be efficient to ensure that it imposes the lowest possible cost to encourage investment and innovation by registrants to develop and register new products, uses and technologies for farmers. Inefficient regulation can prevent farmers from having timely access to new crops, new pesticides or new uses for existing pesticides.
CropLife believes that the regulatory system must be supported by a comprehensive, flexible and properly targeted compliance system to deal quickly and conclusively with those who choose to avoid the regulatory system and place farmers, consumers, export markets and the environment at risk.
We are committed to supporting the safe and responsible management of the industry’s products throughout their life cycle in order to safeguard the safety of farmers and the sustainability of Australian agriculture. CropLife member companies contribute more than $13 million each year on stewardship activities to ensure the safe use of their products.
CropLife aims to be a valued contributor to our members’ operations. On our members’ behalf we work with governments and others interested in the future of food and farming to maintain the benefits that flow to the Australian community from a strong and responsible plant science industry.