Useful links

Below, you will find links to key global and regional regulatory, industry and independent organizations related to human health, the environment, agriculture and crop protection. NOTE: The Paraquat Information Center is not responsible for the content of external links. Please refer to the Terms of Use for more information.


CropLife International (formerly Global Crop Protection Federation (GCPF)
CropLife International (formerly Global Crop Protection Federation (GCPF) is a global representative of the plant science industry. The scope of its work includes both chemical crop protection and agricultural biotechnology.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations. Today, the FAO is one of the largest specialized agencies in the United Nations' system and the lead agency for agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and rural development.
Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness and a leader in crop protection. Syngenta is the leading producer of paraquat and is the sponsor of the Paraquat Information Center.
The International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds is a collaborative effort between weed scientists in over 80 countries to maintain scientific accuracy in the reporting of herbicide resistant weeds globally in order to help farmers and advisors understand the extent of herbicide resistance and plan coping strategies. This collaborative effort is supported and funded by the Herbicide Resistance Action Committee, the North American Herbicide Resistance Action Committee, and the Weed Science Society of America.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.


EUROPA is the portal site of the European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs including all legislation currently in force or under discussion and all policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties, which are agreed by all the EU countries.

European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)

The European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) is the pan-European voice of the crop protection industry. The membership that ECPA represents includes both national associations and companies throughout Europe, including Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to traditional crop protection products such as herbicides, fungicides and insecticides, its members also provide biopesticides and genetically modified crops.
European Environment Agency
The European Environment Agency (EEA) aims to support sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant, and reliable information to policy making agents and the public.

Latin America

Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (Depende de la Secretaría)
Cámara de Sanidad Agropecuaria y Fertilizantes (CropLife) Asociación Argentina de Consorcios Regionales de Experimentación Agrícola Asociación Argentina de Productores de Siembra Directa Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria


The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The mission of the US Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, the EPA has led the nation's environmental science, research, education, and assessment efforts and is responsible for developing and enforcing environmental regulations.
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is one of the US’s most influential consumer protection agencies. The FDA is responsible for promoting and protecting the public health by: helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way; monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use; and providing the public with accurate, science-based information needed to improve health.