AgroCare post-patent crop protection
AgroCare post-patent crop protection
AgroCare post-patent crop protection

About AgroCare

AgroCare, founded on April 28, 2008 in Brussels, Belgium, is a global association representing the independent post-patent crop protection industry. In total, AgroCare represents about 865 companies, making it the most representative global association for the agrochemical industry in terms of independent manufacturers and formulators.

AgroCare represents the following 4 regional Associations.

AgroCare Latinoamérica

Active in Central & South America

Tel. +506 2271 2752 info@agrocarelatinoamerica.org

European Crop Care Association (ECCA)

Active in Europe

Tel. +32 476 82 43 64 secretary@ecca-org.eu

China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA)

Active in China

Tel. +86 21 60932675*857 cppiash@126.com

Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association of India (PMFAI)

Active in India

Tel. +91 22 2673 4845 info@pmfai.org

Objectives

  • To support the placing on the market of post-patent products, stimulating independent competition and innovation in the market.
  • To inform its members about international regulations, directives and guidelines, related to their professional activities and especially those affecting the granting or extension of approvals to manufacture or market plant protection products.
  • To find solutions to common problems regarding jurisdiction, finances, science and technology brought about by international agencies with the goal to facilitate or develop the economic activities of the Association members.
  • To represent its members as an entity for any cases or contacts with the international institutions.
  • To provide any member at all levels a supportive organization with regards to the defense, development and marketing of generic me-too products and post-patent innovations.

Mission

  1. To safeguard food security and clothing for a growing world population from a shrinking acreage available to farming.
  2. To support science-based regulations in the regulation of pesticides in agricultural and non-agricultural uses.
  3. To improve crop health, quality and yields.
  4. To promote product stewardship.
  5. To balance the intellectual property laws between incentives for the innovators and benefits to society stemming from competition by suppliers of new off-patent and post-patent crop protection products.
  6. To develop products and technologies to improve crop health, while reducing at the same time the risks associated with their use.
  7. To support Integrated Pest Management that has been shown to be effective in increasing and stabilizing yields.

Actions

  1. Participate in high level technical, regulatory and legal meetings with international organizations such as the FAO, WHO and WTO.
  2. Focus on technical data and scientific evidence to establish the properties and safety of generics, reduce their environmental impact and residue levels.
  3. Promote the adoption and use of the FAO/WHO JMPM Code of Conduct.
  4. Promote the adoption and use of the FAO/WHO JMPS Specifications.
  5. Elaborate Position Papers (PP) on critical industry issues:
    1. PP on the proposed amendments to the Manual on development and use of FAO and WHO Specifications for pesticides
    2. PP on the use of Highly Hazardous Pesticides