The purpose of the study is to evaluate the implementation (i.e. the transposition, application and enforcement) of the Directive 20009/128/EC establishing a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides. Attention was drawn to the implementation of one of the Directive´s provisions, namely, Article 14 on the general principles of integrated pest management. This study summarises the responses of more than eighty relevant actors in the field – national authorities and other non-governmental stakeholders. These actors have been surveyed and interviewed to determine their assessment of the progress of the implementation of the Directive and of the national actions taken with respect to its implementation. The latter notably includes the achievements and obstacles encountered during the implementation process of the National Action Plans. Expert views are gathered at the level of the EU, Member States, authorities and stakeholders. A literature review and a detailed desk-based analysis of the National Action Plans complement the primary data collection. The main outcome of the study is a list of recommendation addressing the EU level, national authorities as well as relevant non-governmental stakeholders.
Do you think the EU level is adequate for regulating the use of pesticides in agriculture?