Farmer’s Toolbox for Integrated Pest Management


Thématiques : Bonnes pratiques d'utilisation des produits phytos, Impacts des produits phytos

Région : 2-International

La Commission européenne met désormais à disposition une « boîte à outils » de bonnes pratiques pour réduire l'utilisation de produits phytosanitaires. Plus de 1 300 méthodes de « gestion intégrée des nuisibles » (IPM, en anglais) ainsi que 273 « consignes de traitement » spécifiques à certaines cultures, retrouvées dans les 27 États membres, sont compilées depuis le 28 février dans une base de données disponible en ligne en « open access ».

"The Pilot Project – Developing a farmers’ toolbox for integrated pest management practices from across the Union, was commissioned by the European Commission – Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural development, following a request from the European Parliament and carried out by a Consortium led by Arcadia International E.E.I.G.

The Pilot Project, retitled “Farmer’s Toolbox for Integrated Pest Management”, was conducted between December 2020 and November 2022, with the main objective to provide background knowledge on the most promising ways that could help farmers, advisors, and policymakers to scale up the reduction of the dependency on pesticide use across the EU, as advocated in the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy and in the context of the European Green Deal.

The Pilot Project provides a comprehensive description of the main drivers and barriers regarding the full uptake of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices that lead to a significant reduction of pesticide use.
The Pilot Project produced a final report with a summary available in English and French.

As part of the Pilot Project a database with IPM practices, techniques and technologies and with crop- and sector-specific IPM guidelines currently developed in the different Member States was created. Building on the original database, the JRC has developed this visualization tool where interested stakeholders can search for IPM documents developed in the different Member States for specific crops or groups of crops. A total of 273 IPM guidelines and 1342 IPM practices are accessible.

The ambition of this visualization tool is to facilitate the disseminate the database across the EU as a source of inspiration for farmers and farmers’ advisors.