During the informal meeting of the EU’s Agriculture Ministers in Prague, ministers discussed about food security, the role of European agriculture and a sustainable global food production.
They agreed on the importance of a EU-wide coordinated action to maximise sustainable increases in agricultural production and accelerate the use of modern techniques in agriculture. The use of innovation, research and modern technologies, including precision farming should be a part of the solutions to further reduce pesticide and fertiliser consumption while maintaining the necessary productivity.
Besides, new trends in water management or in breeding new varieties can help the EU become more resistant to extreme weather fluctuations and new plant pests and diseases.
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