From their inception in 1883, FMC has been providing solutions to the world’s best companies and their customers by using an array of advanced technologies in research and development to improve the delivery of medications; enhance foods and beverages; power batteries; protect crop yields, structures and lawns, and advance the manufacture of glass, ceramics, plastics, pulp and paper, textiles and other products.
ECPA acts as the ambassador of the crop protection industry in Europe and represents the industry's European regional network. ECPA promotes agricultural technology in the context of sustainable development and, in doing so, seeks to build understanding of the industry’s role, contribution’s, and expand informed dialogue about our views, values and beliefs.
Crop protection products increase crop productivity by 20 – 50%, thereby making it possible for consumers to choose from an abundant supply of fresh, high-quality foods that are affordable and accessible year-round.
The Borlaug CAST Communication Award
The Borlaug CAST Communication Award is dedicated to Dr. Norman Borlaug, author of the first CAST publication in 1973, and to Dr. Charles A. Black, the first President and Executive Vice President of CAST. These two men embody the passion and dedication to agricultural research and technology that this award is designed to reward.
2011 Borlaug Cast Communication Award Winner Announced
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology announces Catherine Bertini as the winner of the prestigious 2011 Borlaug CAST Communication Award. Bertini, a respected leader who has communicated the importance of agriculture and science through numerous humanitarian programs, serves as a professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, a senior fellow in agricultural development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and a cochair of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative.
This year's award is sponsored by the CropLife Foundation, an organization dedicated to science-based research and discovery in modern agriculture.