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31-03-2014
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
25-03-2014
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
18-03-2014
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
14-03-2014
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
03-12-2013
"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
27-11-2013
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
31-10-2013
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
15-10-2013
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
02-10-2013
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
26-09-2013
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
10-09-2013
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
29-07-2013
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
15-07-2013
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