AgTech: Transportation and Storage by Croplife

- CropLife supports the establishment and enforcement of an appropriate regulatory environment with regard to the storage, transport and distribution of crop protection products.
- Voluntary stewardship initiatives complement this regulatory regime and the activities in countries are tailored to the local needs.
- Training programs for retailers are actively supported.

Crop protection products need to be handled safely to ensure protection of the environment and safety of workers. In addition, the provision of misleading or inadequate information during distribution and marketing may also pose a risk to the environment and human health by allowing these products to be used in inappropriate ways. CropLife International's leading companies have in place guidelines and standards for the storage and transport of crop protection products. These are sometimes complemented by national or regional association guidelines that aim to assist companies to meet legislative requirements or put procedures in place beyond just complying with regulatory standards.

For transport, guidelines cover the preparation, loading and unloading of the goods, and their subsequent carriage. It is vital that there is effective planning and management of all of these functions if the possibility of an accident taking place is to be minimized.

Additionally, in the event of any accident, instruction and emergency plans are in place to rapidly address the incident directly, or advise those that are dealing with it.

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