Japan Crop Protection Association(JCPA) is the non-profit organization of Japanese manufacturers, formulators and distributors of agricultural crop protection products. Representing more than 90 companies, JCPA members manufacture, sell and distribute 95% or more of such chemicals.
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.
Crop Protection Expertise
CropLife America provides expert legislative, legal and scientific advisory services, helping its members, EPA and other regulatory bodies navigate the myriad issues facing modern agriculture. By staying ahead of critical issues and engaging and educating policymakers, our staff promotes the importance of our members’ crop protection products to a robust and productive agriculture in the U.S. now, and for the future.
CLA systematically identifies key and emerging issues in the industry, and pulls in expert resources to help play in a role in creating sound policy. Through committees, working groups and issue management teams (IMT), CLA and its members address items of the most narrow and important focus. All is done with the ultimate goal of helping EPA and other regulatory bodies develop sound, science-based policies.
An example can be found in the development of the 2008 Farm Bill. CLA was instrumental in advocating for many important elements of the Farm Bill including research and education, support for conservation programs and new help for fruit and vegetable production safety research, in addition to those provisions directly impacting crop protection products.
Specialty working groups and IMTs handle important issues such as:
- Environmental Exposure
- Clean Water
- Epidemiology and Human Health
- North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)