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


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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, & Eurostat (2017), Pesticide sales [aei_fm_salpest09] and Land use: number of farms and areas of different crops by type of farming [ef_oluft], (consulted on 08/11/2017).

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