EISA “at a glance” 2017

Brief Annual Report published

Our two pages Annual Report provides insights into the organisation “at a glance”. Anyone who wants to know more is invited to explore our website, follow EISA on twitter (@SustAgriculture) or contact either our Policy Officer Martijn Buijsse or our Technical Director Andreas Frangenberg. Contact details are provided here: Read more …

Sustainability in the AgCommodity Business: Understanding the pull-and-push dynamics

January 2018

Contribution of EISA’s Policy Officer Martijn Buijsse as guest author in the Miller Magazine

“Within agricultural policies and societal perception of agriculture in the European Union, Paris Agreement, UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Cork 2.0 declaration are key sustainability pillars for future agricultural policies of the EU. A historical change also becomes visible in the fact that elements affecting sustainable development of agriculture increasingly … (read more)

EPRUMA shows progress in delivering commitments to the responsible use of veterinary medicines

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

Agriculture in Transition

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 …

AnimalhealthEurope News – October 2017

 

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:

Fertilizers Europe’s reaction to the vote of the European Parliament on the fertilizer Regulation

STATEMENT

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 – a Swedish farmer’s invention used across the world

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

L’agriculture durable made in France interpelle!

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.