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Publication | 2023

Farmer's toolbox for integrated pest management - final report

The Pilot Project - Developing a farmers’ toolbox for integrated pest management practices from across the Union, was commissioned by the European Commission - Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural development, following a request from the European Parliament and carried out by a Consortium led by Arcadia International E.E.I.G.

The Pilot Project, retitled “Farmer’s Toolbox for Integrated Pest Management”, was conducted between December 2020 and November 2022, with the main objective to provide background knowledge on the most promising ways that could help farmers, advisors, and policymakers to scale up the reduction of the dependency on pesticide use across the EU, as advocated in the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy and in the context of the European Green Deal.

The Pilot Project provides a comprehensive description of the main drivers and barriers regarding the full uptake of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices that lead to a significant reduction of pesticide use.

The Pilot Project produced this final report with a summary available here.