Problem analysis and identification of required...
Problem analysis and identification of required action in the field of pesticide residues along the organic value chain
The aim of the project is to investigate the topic of unauthorized pesticide residues in the organic value chain. Problem areas along the organic value chain will be analysed in detail, information and knowledge gaps identified and recommendation for action will be derived.
The specific objectives are as follows:
Identification of pesticides with a high contamination potential for the organic value chain
Identification of potential contamination pathways and unavoidable levels of contamination
Analysis of data on pesticide applications and contamination of non-target regions (environmental monitoring)
Identification of data required for the proper evaluation of unauthorized pesticide residues along the organic value chain
Analysis of strengths and weaknesses of existing residue databases
Status quo analysis of the current handling of pesticide residues at company level and as part of the organic control
Evaluation of current procedures in various EU + EFTA countries and recommendation for action
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
Federal Scheme for Organic and other Forms of Sustainable Agriculture (BÖLN)