Using the CAP to turn the IPM triangle on to its solid base

With this report PAN Europe wants to show that the necessary changes to our agricultural system can be done now through an holistic uptake of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). However, as this report shows, the spending of Member States is currently going in the wrong direction : instead of supporting an holistic approach of IPM and the transition towards non-chemical, agroecological practices that work in harmony with nature, they offer CAP subsidies to practices that are not applied in a coherent and integrated approach.

IPM is only efficient if it is applied in a way that completely modifies our approach to agriculture and places the focus on non-chemical practices : encouraging a few good alternatives while continuing to subsidise a harmful industrial and intensive model will not help solving the biodiversity loss we are currently facing. Therefore, we call on each Member State to include ambitious pesticides reduction targets use the CAP strategic plans, and reach those objectives using an holistic uptake of non-chemical measures, as presented in the IPM triangle. 




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