This brochure is a new edition of the Results Pack on Plant Health first published in 2020, and features 12 EU-funded projects at the forefront of research and innovation activities addressing sustainable protection of plants.
Plant health is a broad term. It covers protecting plants and crops from deadly pests and disease, mitigating the adverse effects of climate change on plants’ ecosystems, and transforming the agricultural sector to feed the world’s growing population. In 2016, the United Nations acknowledged plant health as one of the most pressing concerns of our time, declaring 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health.
Importantly, sustainability is at the centre of all efforts to improve plant health: fighting pests and increasing crop yield must be achieved without putting further strain on the environment through the improper use of pesticides. The European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy, a fundamental component of the European Green Deal, has sustainable food production as a key priority, and sets targets to significantly reduce the use and risk of chemical pesticides and fertilisers as well as antimicrobials. It also promotes the use of integrated pest management and other non-chemical alternatives to pesticides
This CORDIS Results Pack showcases state-of-the-art EU-funded research on keeping plants healthy while protecting the environment.
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