Position Paper CropLife Europe Position on the Revision of the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD)
1. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) must remain the cornerstone of the revised Directive. For EU farmers to fully implement IPM it is vital they have access to as many solutions as possible including agronomic, (bio)technological, biological and chemical.
2. Digital and Precision Solutions must be explicitly supported in the revised SUD. The Directive needs to find the right framework to include, promote and enable the uptake of these technologies.
3. ComplementaryIndicatorsshouldbedeveloped.Thiswouldallowforamore accurate reflection of progress made to reduce risks associated with pesticide use in the EU as well as overall agricultural productivity and land- use efficiency.