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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.

 

 

Training and Education Services to farmers

CCFI believes that in order to increase India's agricultural production, it is necessary to train the farmers on the right use of crop care products (agrochemicals), along with the latest seeds and the right use of fertilizers.

 

CCFI has endeavoured to develop focussed training programmes for farmers across India. Today, a large number of farmers in India are familiarizing themselves with the latest technologies in agriculture, including gaining knowledge on the right timings and dosages while using agrochemicals. This combined effect has worked wonders in several states where farmers have achieved remarkable feats in terms of increase in yield per acre and improved quality of crops.

 

 

 

 

Extension Services

CCFI realizes that the effect of the Green Revolution seems to have run its course during the last decade, and agricultural growth is now actually stagnating. Members of CCFI have taken the challenge to have Public-Private- Partnership (PPP) to provide extension services for Indian farmers. The object is to reverse the widening disparity of Rural and Urban incomes by improving the yields and quality of an individual farm's output.


CCFI members have risen to the challenge and are taking up the extension work to help small and marginal farmers increase their crop yields and thereby their incomes. Here's a gist of some of the activities:


  • The topmost agenda is to educate farmers on the safe and proper use of agrochemicals. This has been an ongoing process on a large scale in many parts of the country.
  • The agrochemical industry also organizes training schedules for farmers where a group of  50-70 farmers per batch can enroll themselves at the local village schools which are used as classrooms. On completion of the course, every participating farmer gets a University endorsed certificate.
  • CCFI also considers the "Dealers' Training Programmes" as equally important since farmers are always in closecontact with their respective retailers and also seek their guidance on day-to-day issues.


CCFI as Catalyst for Growth & Development

CCFI acts as a catalyst for the growth and development of the Indian agrochemical industry undertaking a host of activities towards achieving these objectives:

 

  • Engaging in a constant dialogue with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and solving the problems faced by the industry.
  • Working with the Government to streamline and rationalize registration procedure for pesticides.
  • Being member of various committees along with scientists of the Ministry of Agriculture to improve the guidelines for introducing newer and better products.
  • Keeping regular contacts and initiating dialogues with various government organizations like the ICAR, IARI, CSIR and other regulating bodies.
  • Organizing seminars and workshops for generating better awareness regarding the problems being faced by the Industry.
  • Interfacing the industry with Agri-Universities, Research stations and specialized government departments involving all aspects of agrochemicals.
  • Highlighting the benefits of agrochemicals to the government, the farmers and the public at large.
  • Participating and contributing to the policy-making decision process by constantly interacting with the regulatory authorities.
  • Encouraging members of the agrochemical industry to conform to international standards.
  • Promoting agro-clinics and agro-service centers.
  • Providing reliable statistical data bank on demand and supply, crop production and other useful data related to agrochemicals and their use.

 

Objectives

  • To serve as responsible interface between the Industry and the Government and between Industry and Research Institutions/ Universities/ Farming Community/ NGOs. 

 

  • To identify / highlight the benefits of agrochemicals to the Government and public at large and build a responsible industry image.

 

  • To participate and effectively contribute in the policy decision-making process pertaining to regulatory issues, imports, exports, tariffs among others.

 

  • Encouraging industry members to adopt global standards of SHE / GMP / GLP / ISO in manufacturing.

 

  • To improve quality of distribution and extending judicious use of products through training and promoting Agri-Clinics.

 

  • To provide a reliable data bank of statistics related to demand and supply, crop production, legislation, imports and exports and other useful data pertaining to crop protection industry through its appreciably developed in-house library resources.

 

  • To support use of agrochemicals within the ambit of sustainable agriculture and support activities for protection of crops and households from ravages of pests, weeds, rodents and diseases.
  • The Federation focuses on the need for environmental protection. The agrochemical industry shares the concern and care for the protection of ecology and environment.

Our Federation in Numbers

55

Years of Existence

100

Over Active Members

 


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