More chain transparency on agrochemicals reduces agrochemicals use in flower supply chain by 45%

To increase transparency of the use of agrochemicals throughout the floriculture supply chain, the Chain Transparency 2.0 project was created.

The project resulted in substantial reductions of agrochemicals use volume, with an average reduction of 45%, and even a 64% reduction for a group of agrochemical active ingredients with a high potential risk for environment. The average reduction of agrochemicals use volume translates to an environmental impact reduction of 47% per hectare on which the agrochemicals were used.

Between 2016 and 2019, members of Floriculture Sustainability Initiative collaborated on this project, which was funded by IDH, to increase transparency on the use of agrochemicals throughout the floriculture supply chain. The participating companies gained improved insights in agrochemical use, allowing them to make better informed pest management decisions.

The Chain Transparency Project leads to several long-term benefits, ranging from healthier working conditions to improved environmental impact. The insights from the project will be translated into responsible agrochemical strategies which can be used by the whole floriculture sector, and potentially other sectors, to reduce environmental impact.

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