Transformation in Pesticide Governance

The Transformation

To simultaneously achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda in areas such as Biodiversity Conservation, Food Production and Consumption, a fundamental transformation in land use and agricultural production seems indispensable.

Different interests, needs, and priorities render this task a real challenge. So the general question arises:  How can we achieve successful sustainable transformation in areas of societal, economic, and environmental trade-offs?

To answer this question the TRAPEGO project focuses on pesticide use in agriculture in Switzerland; a cross-cutting theme where interests related to agricultural production are challenged by human and environmental health concerns.


The TRAPEGO webinar series will continue in the fall 2023.            Exact dates and topics will be published on this website.

Our research on barriers to evidence use for sustainable pesticide policy and practice is now featured on the European Commission platform for evidence-based policymaking:

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TRAPEGO project meeting, summer 2022