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NGOs, farmers associations and EurEau call for meaningful pesticide statistics

Together with 78 environmental and farming organisations, EurEau signed a letter calling for strong farming statistics.

The revised Statistics on Agricultural Input and Output Regulation is in the final stages of the legislative process. While the European Parliament adopted a position that makes farm statistics fit for the future and meaningful to the public and for drinking water suppliers, Member State proposals fall far short of the Commission proposals and would make it impossible to measure progress towards the objectives set in the Farm to Fork Strategy.  

Drinking water suppliers need annual and field-specific statistics on the use of pesticides to comply with their risk management duties as defined in the Drinking Water Directive. The same applies to biocidal products, fertilisers, veterinary medicinal products for animals and antibiotics in animal feed.

Better data will benefit everyone, from the general public, via farmers to drinking water suppliers. Let’s seize this opportunity!

Open letter from 79 organisations on the EU reform of pesticides statistics 25.02.2022

EurEau comments on the SAIO Trilogue

agriculture, europe, farming statistics, farm to fork, farmers

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