European Organisation of Agricultural, Rural and Forestry Contractors
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19 April 2021. Contractors already contribute to a sustainable food system
Contractors are using innovative and precision farming techniques on agricultural lands in order to reduce the quantity of necessary plant protection products. Thus, contractors are already directly contributing to achieving the goal of reducing pesticide use by 50% by 2030, as planned in the Farm to Fork Strategy drafted by the European Commission.
What is CEETTAR asking for?
Additional remark on the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Directive and the use of plant protection products:
By complying with the changes in product authorisation, contractors can propose tailor-made solutions to farmers and forestry owners. These changes also generate additional business opportunities for contractors, as they are more equipped to adapt to changing circumstances and to use alternative products launched on the market containing newly approved active substances.
Against this background, contractors are joining the machinery industry, machinery dealers, pesticides companies and the entire agriculture value chain in their effort to launch alternative products and machinery on the market, based on increased research programmes.
Please find HERE the full position paper in English.
Vous trouverez ICI l'avis de la Ceettar concernant la stratégie "De la ferme à la table".