Recognizing the important role of agri-input retailers, they are also engaged in these kinds of capacity building activities since they are one of the important sources of information for farmers particularly on pest and disease management and use of pesticides. To create awareness on illegal and counterfeit products, CropLife India supported the drive to send out advisories to over 200,000 agrochemical retailers
With a long and credible track record of engaging in capacity building, creating awareness and promoting sustainable practices among various stakeholders including farmers, agri-input retailers, agricultural extension staff, policy makers, and non-government organizations, CropLife India is demonstrating its strong commitment to regard stewardship as the top priority of the plant science industry.
CropLife India continues to strive and focus on building synergistic partnerships with relevant food industry stakeholders to further cascade the knowledge in this regard. Further, it strongly advocates science-based and transparent policies that can effectively address the issue of food safety holistically in the country.
Sampathkumar is stewardship director for CropLife Asia. Reach him at email@example.com.