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Second phase of the CMS project in Greece
SECPA and ECPA are committed to enhancing farmer awareness of best practice handling of pesticides, including appropriate use of protective clothing, and safe storage and application of products, and correct disposal of empty containers.
The Safe and Sustainable Use Initiative meets again for its' 12th annual Conference
INSPIA farms will provide good example of the successful synergy that can be achieved between biodiversity and sustainable agriculture
The INSPIA project is designed to give European farmers the opportunity to improve biodiversity
The crop protection industry takes consumers’ concerns about pesticide residues and the assessment of multiple residues seriously. (Photo: 'Nancy Regan' Flickr')
Key findings of the latest EFSA Annual Pesticide Residues Report
“These may be referred to as “minor crops”, but they are of major importance to the European economy, and to consumers,” said Jean-Charles Bocquet, Director General of the European Crop Protection(Photo Flickr: FRANOC table grapes (1) - Bayer CropScience)
Agri-food chain coalition calls for a more ambitious EU approach on minor uses and specialty crops
Innovation is essential to increasing agricultural productivity in a sustainable way, and to helping feed the world’s rapidly growing population.
Sectors present policy recommendations to EU ministers to unlock the potential of Europe
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