Pesticides: What’s at Stake on the EU Agenda?

Wednesday 16 March, 10:00 – 13:00 CET

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The Euro­pean Envi­ron­men­tal Bureau, CCFD Terre-Sol­idaire and SOS Faim Bel­gium, with the sup­port of the Greens and the Left in the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, invite you a dis­cus­sion around the role of pes­ti­cides in the future of our food sys­tems. The con­fer­ence will be orga­nized with two round tables ques­tion­ing the role of pes­ti­cides, by offer­ing an insight into the eco­nom­ic and soci­etal issues they raise, and which are rarely men­tioned in the polit­i­cal debate about the future of our food and agri­cul­ture. The event will take place at Res­i­dence Palace and online.



9h30 – 10h / Wel­come coffee

10h – 10h05 / Fore­word – Dr. Mar­cos A. Orel­lana, Spe­cial Rap­por­teur on tox­i­cs and human rights

 10h05 – 11h15 / 1st Round table – Choos­ing the Path for Sus­tain­able Agri­cul­ture in the EU

 Intro­duc­tionBenoît Biteau, Mem­ber of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, The Greens/EFA 

Hid­den Costs of Pes­ti­cides in the UEChristophe Alliot, Researcher, BASIC

Com­par­ing Agroe­col­o­gy and Pre­ci­sion Agriculture’s Impacts on Food Sov­er­eign­tyPierre-Marie Aubert, Coor­di­na­tor for the Euro­pean Agri­cul­ture Ini­tia­tive, IDDRI

Impacts of Pes­ti­cides on EU Farm­ersPier Francesco Pan­dolfi de Rinald­is, Coor­di­na­tor of Asso­ci­azione Rurale Ital­iana (ARI) of Trenti­no province, mem­ber of ECVC.

The SUD from the Agri­cul­tur­al Worker’s Per­spec­tive –  Enri­co Somaglia, Deputy Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, EFFAT

The SUD and the Green Deal’s Objec­tives –  Eva Cor­ral, Senior Pol­i­cy Offi­cer on Pes­ti­cide and Water Pol­lu­tion, EEB 

Pre­sen­ta­tions will be fol­lowed by a debate with MEPs and Mem­bers of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, and exchanges with the audience

11h15 – 11h45 – Cof­fee break

11h45 – 12h50 / 2nd Round table – Pes­ti­cides impacts World­wide : what are the Roles and Respon­si­bil­i­ties of the EU ?

Intro­duc­tionMichèle Rivasi, Mem­ber of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, The Greens/EFA

Are Pes­ti­cides Con­sis­tent with an Agroe­co­log­i­cal Tran­si­tion in the Glob­al South?Laris­sa Bom­bar­di, Pro­fes­sor & Researcher of São Paulo University 

Pes­ti­cides Impacts in the Glob­al South, Main Chal­lenges for Farm­ers and Civ­il Soci­ety – Guy Mous­se­le Dis­eke, Ded­i­cat­ed Grant Mech­a­nism for Indige­nous Peo­ples and Local Communities

 Pes­ti­cide Use and Impact. The Sabon Sake Expe­ri­ence – Audrey S Darko, Founder, Sabon Sake 

Food Sov­er­eign­ty and Pes­ti­cides – Fama­ra Diéd­hiou, Pro­gramme Offi­cer West Africa, Alliance for Food Sov­er­eign­ty in Africa (AFSA)

Dou­ble Stan­dards and Lob­by Pres­sure on EU Reg­u­la­tionsNina Hol­land, researcher at CEO & Car­la Hoinkes, Pub­lic Eye

Reg­u­lat­ing Pes­ti­cides Imports and ExportsMau­reen Jorand, food sov­er­eign­ty pol­i­cy offi­cer, CCFD-Terre Solidaire

Debate with MEPs and exchanges with the audience

12h50 – 13h / Conclusions