Ever-increasing legislative and social pressure over the environmental impact of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides is encouraging the search for more sustainable alternatives.The European Green Pact’s main goal is to promote the efficient use of resources through a clean and circular economy. One of the areas of work is "Farm to Fork", the farm to table strategy, whose aim is to improve the food system by making it healthier and more sustainable.
In this framework, emphasis is placed on reducing the use of pesticides and chemical agricultural inputs by 50% by 2030. In addition, plans are underway to reduce the fertility alternation of arable soils by using 20% less fertiliser by 2030.
In order to achieve these objectives, natural products must be developed that are at least as effective as current chemically synthesised products. Thus achieving the same or higher agricultural productivity but with less environmental impact and without negative consequences for people’s health.
Moreover, the demand for organic products has increased in recent years, and the Comission’s objective is to boost organic farming to 25% of dedicated farmland by 2030.