Our Mission

Key voice of the UK plant science industry

The Crop Protection Association (CPA) is a key voice of the UK plant science industry. We promote the role of modern plant science in safeguarding our food supply from seed to shelf.

Our members are involved in the development and manufacture of a wide range of plant science technologies which are of crucial importance to the cultivation and protection of food crops, protecting our gardens, woodlands, infrastructure and public places.

These include the formulation and manufacture of synthetic and bio pesticides, seed and plant breeding and agricultural biotechnology.

Our strength comes from our ability to combine the industry's expertise and skills to analyse and address key issues.

We are committed to explaining the role of the Crop Protection industry and the benefits of its products to the community. This includes engaging in constructive and intensive dialogue with relevant stakeholders to ensure that these benefits are fully recognised and accepted.

If you want to find out more about pesticides, and how modern farming feeds a growing world population, while protecting people and the environment visit: www.pesticidesinperspective.org.uk 

Safeguarding our food supply and quality of life.

Our Values

Representatives of a vital and necessary industry

We are proud to represent an industry that is innovative, science led and invests in UK based research and development. Pesticides are a fundamental part of modern food production but their use often divides opinion and is subject to a great deal of misunderstanding.

Our food crops have to compete with 30,000 species of weed, 10,000 species of insect pests, and countless diseases. Without crop protection, these natural pests and predators would reduce our food supply by around a third.

Feeding a global population set to reach 9.5 billion by 2050 will require a 70% increase in global agricultural productivity and farmers will need every available technology – including pesticides – to ensure crop production meets this demand while protecting the natural environment and conserving precious natural resources.

We believe it’s time to put a fresh perspective on the essential role of crop protection in safeguarding our food supply, protecting the environment and improving our way of life.