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Risk AssessmenT InnOvatioN for low-risk pesticides

Descripción del proyecto

Aumentar la comercialización de plaguicidas de bajo riesgo

El uso de plaguicidas sintéticos conlleva riesgos para el medio ambiente y la salud humana. Los científicos buscan soluciones de bajo riesgo y, por ello, estudian formas de sustituir los plaguicidas sintéticos con extractos de plantas, semioquímicos y plaguicidas microbianos y de ARN bicatenario (ARNbc). A pesar de los esfuerzos normativos en curso de la Comisión Europea, todavía no se dispone de un plan de evaluación de riesgos concreto para plaguicidas de bajo riesgo. Teniendo esto en cuenta, el equipo del proyecto RATION, financiado con fondos europeos, desarrollará un nuevo plan de evaluación de riesgos para plaguicidas de bajo riesgo que ya se utilizan o de nueva aparición (ARNbc y soluciones microbianas). En el proyecto, que cuenta con la participación de veintidós socios de universidades y centros de investigación, la industria y los organismos reguladores, se comparará la ciencia regulatoria de la Unión Europea, se eliminarán los obstáculos que frenan la comercialización de plaguicidas de bajo riesgo en Europa y se promoverá la innovación en la investigación en protección fitosanitaria.

Objetivo

Low risk pesticides (LRP) including (i) plant extracts (ii) semiochemicals like pheromones and allelochemicals, (iii) microbial pesticides, are gaining ground in the global market, as substitutes of synthetic pesticides. In addition, new microbial solutions (phages, protists, microbial consortia) and ds-RNA pesticides are emerging, low-risk solutions expect to reach the market in coming years. Despite on-going regulatory efforts by the European Commission, we are still lacking a concrete risk assessment (RA) scheme relevant to LRPs, a point which blocks LRPs reaching the EU market. RATION timely comes to address these regulatory constraints and aims to develop a novel RA scheme, supported by the necessary guidance on methods and tools, tailored to the specific characteristics of established and emerging LRP solutions. This main goal will be achieved through a series of interrelated WPs aiming (i) to map the current status of LRPs in Europe and identify main regulatory constraints (WP1). In this quest it will be supported by a stakeholders forum composed of all relevant actors (industry, regulators, academics, famers, general public); (ii) to develop and validate, through a proof-of-concept exercise, innovative RA (and associated tools) for microbials (WP2), plant extracts, semiochemicals, pheromones (WP3) and, ds-RNA (WP4); and from there (iii) build a harmonized RA for all LRP and determine its socioeconomic impact (WP5), (iv) to effectively communicate and disseminate the new RA knowledge and its associated tools developed by RATION to relevant actors ensuring sustainability beyond project duration (WP6). RATION will benchmark EU regulatory science, uplift blockers holding back LRP uptake by the EU market and motivate research innovation in plant protection. To achieve these goals 22 partners from academia, industry and regulatory bodies, representing 10 member states and 2 non-EU member states, will join forces in a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary effort.

Coordinador

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 697 375,00
Dirección
ARGONAFTON FILELLINON
38221 Volos
Grecia

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Región
Κεντρική Ελλάδα Θεσσαλία Μαγνησία
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 697 375,00

Participantes (20)

Socios (1)