Join our webinar on the organic approach to plant health on 16 November, online
IFOAM Organics Europe and Member of the European Parliament Eric Andrieu (S&D group) are glad to invite you to their co-organised webinar on the organic approach to plant health, taking place on 16 November from 10:30-12:00 CET, online.
Register now to discuss with us how organic agriculture and its unique approach to plant health can lead the way to a 50% reduction in pesticide use and risks.
Context of the webinar
With the Farm to Fork strategy, the European Commission has set out an ambitious framework for developing a sustainable food system for the EU, including a target to reduce the use and risks of chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030. The key role of organic agriculture in this transition has been recognised by also setting a target to achieve 25% of agricultural land under organic production by 2030.
What are the challenges to implement and develop the organic approach to plant health and how can EU policies support its development to achieve a 50% reduction in the use and risks of pesticides by 2030?
These questions will guide our discussion during this webinar, which comes at a perfect time as the European Commission is finalising its proposal for a revised Sustainable Use of pesticides Directive (SUD). According to the Farm to Fork strategy, this will be one of the main tools to reach the target on pesticide reduction.
Structure of the webinar
- 10:30-11:00 CET: Presentations of the plant health care strategy in organic agriculture and the role of natural substances in this biodiversity-based system approach.
- 11:00-12:00 CET: Panel discussion to discuss the challenges to implement and develop the organic approach to plant health and how can EU policies support its development to achieve a 50% reduction in the use and risks of pesticides by 2030.
Simultaneous interpretation in English and French will be available.
Please note that registration closes on 14 November. Registration after this date is not possible.
This event is co-financed by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament.
This event is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This publication only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.