National Action Plan to Reduce the Risk Associated with the Use of Plant Protection Products 2018-2022
The National Action Plan to Reduce the Risk Associated with the Use of Plant Protection Products is a strategic document that fulfills obligations arising from European Union legislation. All Member States are obliged to develop such plans under Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council aimed at setting quantitative objectives, targets, measures, and timetables to reduce the risks and impacts of pesticide use on human health and the environment and at encouraging the development and introduction of integrated pest management and of alternative approaches or techniques in order to reduce dependency on the use of pesticides.
Adopted for Poland on May 6, 2013, the National Action Plan imposes no obligations on farmers, businesses, or citizens. Its implementation is largely within the remit of state administration. In its approach, the plan is focused on supporting farmers and other plant protection product users in achieving the objectives set out in EU legislation.
Poland’s key objectives in connection with the National Action Plan are to:
Once fully implemented, the integrated pest management approach and, in particular, encouragement for the use of non-chemical methods of plant protection, will reduce plant growers’ dependency on chemical plant protection products. The adoption of best practices in the use of plant protection products will minimize the risks associated with their application.
The following criteria have been adopted for assessing progress towards the main objectives of the National Action Plan, which are to disseminate the general principles of integrated pest management and eliminate risks associated with the use of plant protection products:
The key nine activities implemented under the National Action Plan are to:
The results of monitoring the implementation of the objectives of the National Action Plan, including the results of the assessment of risks associated with the use of plant protection products in 2013-2015 are provided in the following report:
Project implemented as part of tasks 1.5
Multiannual Program of the IPP-NRI for 2016-2020
Plant Protection Institute – National Research Institute
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Online Pest Warning System