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.
CropLife Asia promotes the benefits and responsible use of crop protection and plant biotechnology products, as well as sound regulatory frameworks in support of sustainable agriculture in the Asia-Pacific region. CropLife Asia supports the work of 15 member associations and is led by member companies at the forefront of crop production research and development.
Although the world population has doubled in the last 40 years, the area of land devoted to food production has remained virtually constant; crop protection products have enabled farmers to produce higher yields of their crops on less land. In fact, U.S. farmers provide 18% of the world’s food supply on only 10% of the world’s farmland.
Pollinator Week - CLA Members and Allies Talk Pollinators
Pollinator Week Conversation
The United States Department of Agriculture proclaimed June 18-24, 2012 as Pollinator Week, in recognition of pollinator species' importance to agriculture and to forest and grassland environments and other ecosystems. In this video CLA member Cindy Baker Smith of Gowan Group, Arizona Beekeeper Rick Smith, and the National Cotton Council's Don Parker discuss the importance of pollinators and how the crop protection industry is working with beekeepers around the country to ensure that an open dialogue occurs on key issues.