CAP and Sustainable Use Directive

Already back in 1999, the Agricultural Council in Cardiff adopted specific objectives for agrochemicals in the « Council Strategy on the Environmental Integration and Sustainable Development in the Common Agricultural Policy », among others specifying that it is needed to have 'measures to reduce the environmental risks of pesticide use (water contamination, deterioration of biodiversity, etc.)'. 

The thematic strategy on pesticides from 2006 mentioned the importance of encouraging low-input or pesticide-free crop farming while calling for the importance of making strong links to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), but the current CAP still does very little to address the aspect of pesticides.

While the CAP reform proposal does address pesticides, much of what are being proposed will not be able to encourage the needed transfer in the European model of farming.

PAN-Europe's Inspiration
note for the develop-
ment of EU’s CAP: Why
the CAP is broken on
pesticides? pdf

PAN-Europe position "Why the CAP is broken on pesticides?" PAN-Europe position "Why the CAP is broken on pesticides?"

PAN Europe's
position on the
proposal for
a new delivery
model pdf

An Exchange with Commisioner Ciolos: Cap and pesticides

Common
Agricultural
Policy
view pdf

Common Agricultural Policy

PAN-Europe’s inspiration
note for the develop-
ment of eu’s cap: why
the cap is broken on
pesticides? pdf

PAN-Europe’s inspiration note for the develop- ment of eu’s cap: why the cap is broken on pesticides?

The Truth behind the CAP
– 13 reasons for greening
the CAP view pdf

The Truth behind the CAP – 13 reasons for greening the CAP

Previous events

Lunchtime debate: Review
of greening after
one year view pdf

Lunchtime debate: Review of greening after one year

NO pesticides in
Ecological Focus Areas

NO pesticides in Ecological Focus Areas

Lunchtime debate:
Making EFA’s work
best for farmers and
biodiversity view pdf

Lunchtime debate: Making EFA’s work best for farmers and biodiversity