Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI) is one of the oldest and foremost associations of the agrochemical companies In India with a member base of over 50 leading companies. These companies comprise "Basic Technical Producers" and also major formulators, thus representing the complete gamut of the agrochemical business.
CCFI is a non-profit, non-commercial organization with its Mission to build a responsible image for the agrochemical industry.
As a committed and progressive body, CCFI has pursued its single-minded goal of advancing the cause of Indian farmers through better crop protection methods.
The Green Revolution in India which triggered in the late 1960s helped triple agricultural production and productivity. Currently, India is self-sufficient in food-grains, barring pulses and oilseeds. However, nearly one-fourth of our people remain food-insecure. The Global Hunger Index places India low at rank 67 amongst 84 countries. Food security for the growing population that is likely to reach 1.40bn in 2020 and 1.70 by 2050 is a cause of concern with steady decline in per capita arable land and water availability. In this context the role of "Crop Protection" gains importance as it complements the efforts of enhancing the productivity and production of India's Food, Feed and Fibre crops by protecting them from pre and post harvest losses.
CCFI members lay special emphasis to help small and marginal farmers increase their crop yields by imparting
specialized training and extension effort.