Residues management project

Helping to reduce residues in food, the Residues Management Project is a joint initiative of the crop protection industry and the Cajamar Caja rural research station 'Las Palmerillas' in Almería. The project supports farmers in the reduction of residues through training and promotion of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).

The objective is to share lessons learned and transfer best practices through a cross-country collaboration with other regions. This project has developed a ‘train-the trainer’ programme with a manual of best practices on how to improve the management of residues particularly for greenhouse-grown peppers and tomatoes.

The project has included the development of a manual of best practices to support trainers in their delivery of the train-the-trainer programme. So far, two workshops have seen more than 100 advisers from the Antalya region in Turkey receive training. With a capacity for outreach of up to 50 farmers per week per advisor, the programme has enormous capacity for positive outreach.

For more information, contact AndreasThierfelder: andreas.thierfelder@ecpa.eu