22 May 2018 Pollinator Friendly Farming: What’s Possible Now?
The meeting was dedicated to the recent public consultation on the EU initiative for pollinators and the recently published Roadmap of the European Commission. All participants agreed that agricultural land and practices can play a vital role in enhancing the health and presence of bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
The panellists debated how to promote better ways of living together, especially how the EU should promote (among other measures) the inclusion of multifunctional field margins in the agricultural landscape. The panel agreed that through financial incentives and by creating more awareness of these measures, including as part of the ongoing CAP reform, as well as through national action plans and farm advisory services, governments could help land managers to do more.