Brussels, 14 December 2017:
EPRUMA recently presented ongoing activities to promote the responsible use of veterinary medicines at the European Parliament in Brussels. In a meeting hosted by Françoise Grossetête, a leading member of the European Parliament in animal health matters, EPRUMA emphasised … read more
EISA’s Policy Officer Martijn Buijsse discusses some of the issues facing sustainable agriculture in Europe
In an interview with Pan European Networks EISA’s policy officer, Martijn Buijsse, explains some of the issues facing sustainable European agriculture, including issues in the regulatory environment and challenges in moving innovative new technologies to the marketplace. Read more …
Brussels, 15 November 2017:
EPRUMA welcomes the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, and pledges to promote the responsible use of antibiotics, as part of the veterinarians’ toolbox, and fight antimicrobial resistance … read more
Inteview with EISA Policy Officer Martijn Buijsse in “Référence environnement” on how Integrated Farm Management offers win-win situations.
Read the full interview here (in French only):
Welcome to the very first edition of AnimalhealthEurope News!
As you may have heard, this year we celebrated 30 years of representing the animal health industry in Europe and at our gala dinner to celebrate this milestone we launched our new name: AnimalhealthEurope
As we toasted Europe’s great progress in managing and preventing animal disease, and ensuring a safe and sustainable food supply, we launched our new strategy promoting more integrated One Health approaches to today’s health challenges. You can hear more about what this involves and what we discussed at our conference on ‘One Health: More than a buzzword?’ in the video report below. Read more:
Brussels, 24 October 2017
European Parliament goes down the wrong path
On 24 October 2017, the European Parliament adopted the compromise put forward by the S&D and ALDE groups, which sets an impossible reduction plan for cadmium in phosphorus fertilizers.
“The European Parliament decided to move away from the Commission proposal, but by far not as much as fertilizer manufacturers were calling for. By doing so, the European Parliament puts the continued production of phosphate fertilizers and global competitiveness of European farmers at stake … (Read More)
The biobed is an invention by Swedish farmer Göran Ohlsson to minimise surface water pollution and point-source pollution in areas where spraying equipment is filled or cleaned. It is a simple, efficient and cost-effective concept, based on the principle of pesticide biodegradation.
In 1992, Swedish farmer Göran Ohlsson had the idea of building a biobed. The reason was his concern and efforts to reduce point-source pollution originating from filling and cleaning of spraying equipment. He had learned that chemical pollutants can be broken down by normal microorganisms in agricultural soil. He therefore constructed a simple pit, just over half a metre deep, filled with … Read more
Thanks to the excellent organisation of FARRE, EISA’s national member in France, participants are able to look back to a great Farm Visit 2017. Exchange of thoughts and knowledge on sustainable agriculture, on Champagne production and the future of farming in an intensively used agricultural area were some of the key issues addressed. For more information, LE FORUM DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT is available in the French language.
LEAF announces the appointment of Carl Edwards as its new Director, Education and Public Engagement. Carl will plan, lead and execute LEAF’s ambitious education and public engagement strategy that will drive forward public understanding and demand for more sustainable food and farming and enable schools to enrich their curriculum. Read more …
Brussels, 28th July 2017
In July, the consortium Water2REturn coordinated by BIOAZUL launched a new project that will demonstrate the technological and economic viability of recovering and recycling nutrients from slaughterhouse residues, transforming them in to high value products with a wide range of agricultural applications.
In an increasingly robust EU circular economy, nutrients and bio-stimulants coming from livestock represent a significant added value; W2R is an initiative which aims to promote the use of nitrate and phosphate compounds recovered from the livestock value chain as organic fertiliser. Read more: