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A Vision for the Future of Europe. ECPA makes 5 key policy recommendations to boost innovation, competitiveness, and sustainable agricultural productivity.
Farming stakeholders call for EU focus on innovation
Winning entries from the 2013 photo competition - portraying modern images of agriculture -  are being exhibited in European Parliament.
A COPA-COGECA Press Release: ASAJA, COPA-COGECA, ECPA, hold photo exhibition, outline priorities for the future of agriculture
The conference saw the launch of an ECPA Position on the future revision of Regulations 1107/2009 and 396/2005. (Photo: 'Stuart Herbert' Flickr)
Event sees launch of ECPA position on the future revision of Regulations 1107/2009 and 396/200
The TTIP has the potential to boost agricultural innovation as well as job and economic growth on a global scale. (Photo: 'Rex Turgano' Flickr)
CropLife America and the European Crop Protection Association discuss joint proposal during TTIP negotiations
"Solutions for minor uses and speciality crops are needed to ensure the competitiveness of the entire agri-food chain and high quality products for European consumers” said Paolo De Castro, COMAGRI Chair.
Food and crop diversity under threat in Europe
One of the points where the triple-rinsed empty pesticide containers are collected in the Dobrich region, Bulgaria
Regional pilot project will expand to cover the whole country
Each percentage point increase in agricultural productivity increases the annual social welfare generated in European agriculture by approximately EUR 500 million. (Photo: 'World Bank Photo Collection' Flickr)
Study shows productive agriculture brings significant social, environmental and economic benefits
Dr. Friedhelm Schmider is retiring after having held the top ECPA position since 1 May 2002.
Jean-Charles Bocquet to be appointed DG as Dr. Friedhelm Schmider retires
The European market’s share of total worldwide R&D expenditure for new product development in agricultural life sciences is just 7.7% today compared to 33% in the 1980s. (Photo: 'cranneyanthony' Flickr)
Europe needs to unlock its innovation potential, reversing this trend and empowering European farmers
Policy measures do need to focus on sustainability – and it is clear that productivity and growth in agriculture are important elements in ensuring sustainability. (Photo: 'Florin Gorgan' Flickr)
Key farming sector partners agree on the way forward at industry conference
The honey bee is considered the most important insect pollinator in agriculture; the reason for declines in honey bee populations are the subject of much debate. (Photo: 'Quinten Questel' Flickr)
Updated report looks at bee health, pollinator protection and pesticide use
The Analytical Standards project  will provide all certified material obtained through this project free of charge. (Photo: 'Doug Wheller' Flickr)
Promoting transparency in water monitoring programs
The crop protection industry remains committed to the issue of bee health and continues to invest in stewardship and innovative solutions to protect pollinators. (Photo: 'Lucas Zallio' Flickr)
New document sets unrealistic expectations as industry seeks solutions to protect pollinators