The EU plans to reduce pesticide use by 50%

The European Commission proposed several measures aimed at developing organic agricultural production in the EU, according to Reuters.

Agro-Center tells more about it.

In particular, it is planned to reduce the use of pesticides in the EU by 50% of the current level, chemical fertilizers – by 20%, sales of antimicrobials for livestock and fish – by 50% by 2030.

Also, the proposal includes the redistribution of land resources. In particular, the share of land for organic farming should be increased to 25% by 2030.

At the same time, many European farmers’ associations have criticized the initiative, arguing that organic production gives lower yields and limits farmers’ ability to respond to growing demand.

Source: Agronews 

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