Profile

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.

CCFI Profile

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:

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:

Objectives

Our Federation in Numbers

55

Years of Existence

100

Over Active Members

Technical & Professional
Support to the Industry