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.

News

Next webinar on Monday, March 25th, 2024 16-17h

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

Ueli Reber (Eawag / Uni Bern): “On evidence use in Swiss pesticide policymaking: insights from document analysis“

 

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: https://knowledge4policy.ec.europa.eu/blog/barriers-evidence-use-sustainability-pesticide-case_en

Agricultural Economics & Policy Blog (German)

RSS Agrarökonomische Kommentare zur Schweizerischen Agrarpolitik
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    Europa hat sich ehrgeizige Ziele gesetzt, die Risiken von Pflanzenschutzmitteln für die Umwelt und die menschliche Gesundheit zu verringern. Die europäische Landwirtschaft könnte beim Übergang zu einer Zukunft mit geringem Pflanzenschutzmittelrisiko global eine führende Rolle spielen, mit diversen gesellschaftlichen Vorteilen. Ein solcher Transformationsprozess ist jedoch umstritten und mit Tradeoffs, Kosten und Risiken für Landwirte und […]

TRAPEGO project meeting, summer 2022