AgGateway has launched a new eBusiness project that will streamline the crop protection supply chain in Canada, increasing efficiencies and reducing the cost of doing business among agri-businesses. The Crop Protection Canada Connectivity (CPCC) Project expands on a proven approach already in use in the U.S. crop protection industry – thanks to previous collaborative work by AgGateway companies.

“We’re very excited to get started, and invite other companies to join us,” said Heather Byrne-Moumdjian, eBusiness Leader with DuPont Canada and the CPCC project board chair. “This project builds on existing eConnectivity tools and standards developed by AgGateway members, expanding these efficiencies throughout Canada and the United States.”

The deadline for committing to join the project is January 15, 2014. A kick-off meeting will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 11-13, 2014.

Companies already signed on to the CPCC Project are BASF Corporation, Bayer CropScience, Crop Production Services, Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc, DuPont Canada, FMC of Canada, Monsanto Canada, Inc., Richardson International Limited, Syngenta Canada Inc., and United Farmers of Alberta (UFA).

“We plan to have the first steps in the project completed by May 2014,” said Byrne-Moumdjian.

This includes the review of the standards, business rules, mapping tool and business process.

Companies interested in joining the CPCC Project should contact AgGateway Enabling Services Director Marilyn Hunter as soon as possible at Marilyn.Hunter@AgGateway.org.