Agricultural pesticides

  •  24/11/2016

In 2014, pesticide sales amounted to 5.3 kilograms per hectare of agricultural land in Belgium. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Agricultural pesticides

kg/ha

 200720082009201020112012201320142014//2007
Belgium6.65.94.74.15.05.04.75.3-3.2
Germany--------2.62.72.62.8--
France--------2.22.32.42.7--
Netherlands--------5.96.15.85.8--
//: average growth rates

Calculations FPB based on FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (2015), Ventes de pesticides 2007-2013 (direct communication); Statistics Belgium (2016), Annual data on active substances (kg) from commercial products covered by an authorization for the placing on the market of plant protection products 2012-2014; Statistics Belgium (2010-2015), Chiffres-clés de l'agriculture 2010 à 2015, https://statbel.fgov.be/ & Eurostat (2017), Pesticide sales [aei_fm_salpest09] and Land use: number of farms and areas of different crops by type of farming [ef_oluft], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

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