CropLife Foundation: What it is

CropLife Foundation is an independent, nonprofit research and education organization. It is funded by the agrochemical industry and belongs to the global CropLife family, says Leonard Gianessi, director of CropLife Foundation's Crop Protection Research Institute. Part of his job is to study the benefits of pesticide use worldwide.

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    Rahilla Zafar

    Rahilla Zafar served as a former Devex fellow in Washington, D.C., from April to July 2008 after returning from Afghanistan, where she worked for the International Organization for Migration and the NATO-led mission. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian and Knowledge@Wharton. Rahilla has a bachelor's in public policy from DePaul University and a master's in social policy and planning in developing countries from the London School of Economics.