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.


Next webinar on Monday, April 29th, 2024 16-17h

The zoom link will be communicated shortly before the webinar on the homepage (here)

Sibylle Dueri (Agroscope): “Analyzing the consequences of policy reforms on pesticide risk in Switzerland“

Lucca Zachmann was the first doctoral student in the Trapego project to successfully defend his dissertation! Congratulations!

The TRAPEGO webinar series will be continued in spring 2024. The 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:

Agricultural Economics & Policy Blog (German)

RSS Agrarökonomische Kommentare zur Schweizerischen Agrarpolitik
  • Der Einfluss der Glyphosatdebatte in der EU auf börsennotierte Pflanzenschutzmittelhersteller 10/04/2024
    Maximilian Koppenberg, Stefan Hirsch, und Robert Finger Pflanzenschutzmittel stehen im Mittelpunkt politischer und gesellschaftlicher Debatten (Finger, 2021; Möhring et al., 2020). Die Zulassung, Regulierung und Verwendung von Pflanzenschutzmitteln wird daher in verschiedenen Teilen der Welt, insbesondere in der Europäischen Union (EU), strenger (Lefebvre et al., 2015; Topping et al., 2020). Weit verbreitete Pflanzenschutzmittel wie beispielsweise […]

TRAPEGO project meeting, summer 2022