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Improving time-to-market for BIOCONTROL: dinner debate conclusions

24 April, 2024

On April 23, 2024, the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) in collaboration with Bayer hosted a thought-provoking dinner debate centered on biocontrol solutions in agriculture. The event united policymakers, farmers, and industry experts to delve into the complexities of integrating biocontrol methods into modern farming practices.

Key insights revealed the necessity of an integrated approach, emphasizing the complexity of implementing biocontrol solutions. While innovations are emerging, farmers seek support in navigating adoption challenges, including skepticism about efficacy and regulatory complexities.

The dialogue underscored the urgency of regulatory reforms to expedite the introduction of biocontrol innovations. Collaboration across EU and member states is essential to streamline processes and enable a favorable environment for biocontrol adoption.

Aligned with sustainability goals like the European Green Deal, the discussion highlighted the need for flexible policies and incentives to drive biocontrol adoption without compromising productivity.

For a succinct overview of the debate’s conclusions and recommendations, refer to the following PDF.

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