Pilot project – Developing a Farmers’ Toolbox for Integrated Pest Management Practices from Across the Union (DG Agri)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is considered one of the SUD’s cornerstones, together with the sustainable approach to crop protection. The SUD obliges Member States to set up the necessary conditions and incentives to enable all professional users of pesticides to adopt and implement the eight general principles of IPM laid down in Annex III of the Directive and Article 55 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 by January 1, 2014. IPM is defined under Article 3 (6) of the SUD
Partner: Ecorys Europe
Study on contaminants in fertilisers
Together with its partners Arcadis and JHI, Arcadia International is conducting a study on contaminants in fertiliser for the EC-DG Environment.
The objectives of the study are to assess the presence of contaminants in fertilisers and to produce a pre-Regulatory Management Option Analysis (pre-RMOA) and a pre-Annex XV dossier. In addition, the study aims to screen the data available in REACH registration dossiers and in literature to identify potential fertilisers of concern for the effects on environment, including contamination of natural resources, or human health via the environment.
The results of the study should published in early 2021
H2020 project INVITE: Innovation in plant variety testing.
In the context where agriculture is increasingly being urged to reduce its dependency on external inputs, lower its environmental footprint and cope with more variable climatic conditions, INVITE aims to help the valorisation and the promotion of varieties that are more adapted to sustainable management practices, and more resilient to climate change.
For more information contact Daniel Traon
Impact evaluation of the Euphresco network
Euphresco is a network of organisations funding research projects and coordinating national research in the phytosanitary area. The overall goal of Euphresco is to support coordination and collaboration in the area of phytosanitary research, and to become a strong, long-term network of funders that fully incorporate existing and new member
The study aims at evaluating the functioning of the network and identifying areas of improvements
For more information contact Daniel Traon or Francesco Montanari
B-FERST is a H2020 research project: Bio-Based fertilising products as the best practice for agricultural management sustainability
B-FERST’s main objective is to integrate the valorisation of bio-wastes in agriculture management plans creating new circular and bio-based value chains from bio-waste, municipal waste management, agri-food industries to fertiliser value chain, considering a bilateral interaction between farming and fertiliser sectors.
Partners: Fertiberia, S.A., Universidad de León, Novamont S.p.A., FCC AqualiaS.A. / FCC S.A., Drage & Mate international, S.L., FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, AgriSat Iberia S.L., Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V. , AgFutura Technologies DOOEL, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe and Instytut Uprawy Nawozenia I Gleboznawstwa Panstwowy Institut Badawczy.
Evaluation of the European Union feed additives legislation
The study aims at supporting the evaluation of Regulation (EC) No 1831/2003 on feed additives with a view to gathering quantitative and qualitative information on its application since 1 October 2003. It focuses on a wide range of aspects of the regulation, including legal clarity of provisions and procedures, criteria and procedure to authorise feed additives, consistency with the relevant feed and food legislation and labelling of feed additives. The final report should be published in the first half of 2020.
DYNAVERSITY is a three year H2020 research project on genetic resources.
DYNAVERSITY main objective is to facilitate exchange and integration of scientific as well as practical knowledge on how to best manage diversity in agriculture and in the entire food chain, restoring evolutionary and adaptation processes. . DYNAVERSITY also aims at analysing and describing actors involved in plant genetic conservation for agriculture in order to suggest management and governance models and to construct new forms of networking.