Feeding Europe with fewer pesticides

4 November 2014

Joint 2nd Annual Symposium - “Feeding Europe with fewer pesticides”

This event was co-organized by PAN Europe, IOBC-WPRS, IBMA and Greenpeace and hosted by MEP Benedek Jávor.

View programmelist of participants and conclusions.

The symposium was chaired by Michael Hamell, Adjunct Professor of Agriculture, University College Dublin


Welcome by Benedek Jávor, member of the European Parliament

Welcome - by Michael Hamell Professor of Agriculture, University College Dublin

What is being done on pesticide related issues during the Italian Pestidency, Silvia Nicoli, agricultural expert from the Permanent Representation of Italy

Success stories about farmers reducing pesticide use

Questions and debate with David Baldock (IEEP), Noa Simon (Utrecht University), Pavel Poc (MEP) and Marco Zullo (MEP), Herbert Dorfmann (MEP)

Ways forward to reduce pesticide use in the EU – next steps

Panel discussions with David Baldock (IEEP), Michael Hamell (University College Dublin), Pavel Poc (MEP) and Nicola Caputo (MEP), Marco Zullo (MEP)

Conclusions by Michael Hamell

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