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CropLife Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable and research organization. CropLife Foundation was created in 2001 to promote and advance sustainable agriculture and the environmentally sound use of crop protection products and bioengineered agriculture. Through sound science-based discovery, the organization will help global agriculture economically produce safe, high quality, abundant food, fiber, and other crops, thus ensuring food security and alleviating poverty, suffering, and hardship.

Through grants received from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, CropLife America, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, and the crop protection industry, the Foundation has been able to develop programs on a broad range of crop protection and environmental stewardship issues. Among the Foundation’s environmental stewardship projects are the North Carolina Environmental Stewardship program and the Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans. In January of 2004, the Foundation established the Crop Protection Research Institute, a non-advocacy research organization focused on the economic analysis of agricultural pests, pest management, and pesticide use and regulation.

Mission Statement

CropLife Foundation was created to promote and advance sustainable agriculture and the environmentally sound use of crop protection products and bioengineered agriculture. Our hope is that through sound science-based discovery, we will help global agriculture economically produce safe, high quality, abundant food, fiber, and other crops, thus ensuring food security and alleviating poverty, suffering, and hardship.

In furtherance of these goals, the Foundation operates in the following capacities:

  • Conduct educational outreach programs;
  • Promote product stewardship through certification and training programs;
  • Assist in the provision of financial aid to individuals, educational institutions, trusts, funds, foundations or corporations whose purposes and aspirations are scientific, educational and charitable;
  • Fund scientific research into modern agricultural practices and public health;
  • Collect, correlate, evaluate and disseminate to the public generally the results of scientific research;

Sustainable, environmentally sound, and economical agriculture is not merely a lofty goal. It is both an imperative and a possibility. By working with industry, farmers, private and public researchers, and educators, we will identify both the problems as well as the appropriate solutions.

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