Jan 27, 2021
Sharing data on bees and their environment is necessary to get the full picture of their health status and challenges. Never before has there been such a vast collection of data from the field, and we need to connect it. Stakeholders and experts concerned with bees and pollinators' health recognised this difficulty and are now trying to address it. The Apimondia Working Group on Bee Data Standardisation founded the BeeXML initiative to join together and work for a unified way to share data related to bees and beekeeping.
Dec 18, 2020
The French Senate has given its final approval to a law proposal that allows the reintroduction of EU-banned neonicotinoids for sugar beet production via emergency authorisations. Once serving as an example of steady improvement in environmental and biodiversity legislation, this decision is an unfortunate setback for France. It sets a risky precedent not only in the country but to the other Member States, particularly those that continuously file derogations to banned pesticides. It also gives us a valuable lesson that we need to work to switch towards a system based on sustainability.
Dec 16, 2020
European institutions are currently negotiating the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). At the moment, the legislation that will set the rules for the future CAP is entering the trilogue stage of its shaping and approval process. To help you navigate through what this means, and why it is important for the future of the CAP, we feature this short explanation on the trilogues drafted by our member CONAPI.