Pollinators

 

Summary of the issue

The pollination services provided by bees and other insects are essential for the production of most fruits and vegetables. By making sure pesticides don’t endanger pollinators, we can help farmers maximise food production and safeguard the health of pollinating insects.

Why it’s important

Scientists identify multiple causes of bee health problems, and while pesticides are often the focus of media stories, Europe has strict regulations to ensure safety for bees and other pollinators. 

ECPA promotes best management practices for bee health, and works with stakeholders and authorities to ensure the safe and sustainable use of pesticides. 

Discover more

The European Index for Sustainable Agricultural Productivity (INSPIA) project promotes agricultral practices beneficial to pollinators. Discover the basics here, or visit the INSPIA website for in-depth coverage.

Supporting documents

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    Impacts of the Neonicotinoid Restriction (Infographic)

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    Impacts of the Neonicotinoid Restriction (Textographic)

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    Pollinators and agriculture: Agricultural productivity and pollinator protection (Report)

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    Multifunctional role of field margins in arable farming (Report)

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    Pesticides and biodiversity: Agricultural productivity and biodiversity conservation (Report)

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Contact

Contact
Laurent Oger
Environment & Technical Affairs Manager