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SUSTAINABLE PLANT PROTECTION TRANSITION: A GLOBAL HEALTH APPROACH

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862568

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 994 445

  • EU contribution

    € 14 994 445

Coordinated by:

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

Objective

SPRINT will develop and validate a Global Health Risk Assessment Toolbox to integrate assessments of the impacts of plant protection products (PPP) on ecosystem, plant, animal and human (EPAH) health, using three main attributes for health status: resilience, reproduction/productivity and manifestation of diseases. The goal is integrated risk assessment at the local, regional, national and European level, focusing on different PPP use patterns and detected residue mixtures in contrasting farming systems (conventional, integrated, organic). SPRINT consists of 9 interlinked work packages. The distribution and the impacts of PPP on EPAH health will be evaluated at 11 case study sites (CSS), ten located in diverse agricultural European landscapes, and one in Argentina (soy production for feed for EU market). PPP environmental pathways, and direct (food/feed ingestion) and indirect (air/dust inhalation and dermal uptake) animal and human exposure routes will be assessed to improve current fate, exposure, and toxicokinetic models (e.g. EFSA-FOCUS, BROWSE, BREAM). (Eco)toxicological assays will be performed based on CCS findings, using existing and improved procedures, including alternative testing criteria and new target organisms. Such assays will cover direct and indirect exposure to multiple PPP residues, realistic ranges of PPP concentrations, multi-species scenarios, and short- and long-term time horizons. Modelling of sustainability and cost-benefit analysis at the farm and macroeconomic level will be conducted to derive recommendations for sustainable transition pathways, and a research agenda on PPPs. SPRINT is based on a multi-actor approach with CCS platforms to engage stakeholders and identify respective needs, collaboration along relevant WPs, improving farmer and citizen awareness, joint development of novel management strategies for reduced reliance on PPP use, and creation of an enabling environment for adoption and change.
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Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 642 577,50

Participants (27)

LAND QUALITY MANAGEMENT LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 138 312,50

UNIVERSITAET BERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 693 355

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 574 750

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 199 807,50

FUNDACIO INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIO SANITARIA PERE VIRGILI (IISPV)

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 365 713,75

COOPERATIVA SOCIALE ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER LO STUDIO E IL CONTROLLO DEI TUMORI E DELLE MALATTIE AMBIENTALI BERNARDINO RAMAZZINI SOCIETA CS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 730 075

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 537 971,25

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 486 250

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 650 125

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 585 000

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 561 250

UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 405 408,75

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 189 375

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 135 000

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 156 375

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 188 575

INSTITUT ZA POLJOPRIVREDU I TURIZAM USTANOVA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 155 625

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 186 500

THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 248 068,75

Masarykova univerzita

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 625 737,50

STEUNSTICHTING VERENIGING VOOR ZOOGDIERKUNDE EN ZOOGDIERBESCHERMING

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 85 500

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 233 461,25

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 250 625

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 730 688,75

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 370 448,75

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 674 847,50

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 193 021,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862568

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 994 445

  • EU contribution

    € 14 994 445

Coordinated by:

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands