The European Commission is planning to consolidate and streamline European statistic for agricultural products and inputs (SAIO). PAN Europe welcomes this effort of harmonisation and rationalisation of statistics. Nevertheless, it highlights the importance of obtaining more detailed and more independent statistics on the use of pesticides and exposure to monitor progress towards the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategy targets. Below we will explain how but call.
As explained in the roadmap for a Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural Input and Outputs (SAIO), EU’s data collections are in need of an update to take account of changes in agriculture, the CAP, and other related EU policies. The idea of SAIO initiative is to modernise European Union agricultural statistics undertaken by the European Commission in close cooperation with EU Member States.