A new EFSA funded project will aim to develop guidance and recommendation for risk assessment of low concern pesticides including botanicals, semiochemicals, pheromones, ds-RNA pesticides, inorganic compounds. The project is lead by Dr Zisis Vryzas from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Thessaly, Wageningen University Research, Ctgb, CSIC-INIA and HAO-DEMETER are collaborating on this. RATION will work jointly with the EFSA project partners in order to identify common grounds and share concerns, recommendations and initiatives.
The collaboration between NOVATERRA and RATION is rooted in a shared commitment to reducing the use of synthetic pesticides and rely more on the power of biopesticides.
NOVATERRA, an EU-funded H2020 project, is dedicated to ensuring food security and promoting access to healthy food for the growing population. Focusing on Mediterranean olive groves and vineyards through a series of case studies, the project aims to explore the possibility of maintaining current yields and quality in Europe and other regions while eliminating or significantly reducing the use of contentious plant protection products, commonly known as pesticides.
Collaboration is key to tackling complex challenges and maximising the impact of creating a supportive ecosystem that encourages the adoption of sustainable practices at every level of the agricultural supply chain. By working together, NOVATERRA and RATION not only share a commitment to reduce pesticide impact but also represent a significant advancement in the pursuit of sustainable agriculture and human health.