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Pesticides Forum Annual Report 2011

This report gives an overview of the range of subjects covered by the work of the Pesticides Forum in 2011. It also describes progress under the six action plans of the UK Pesticides Strategy.

2011 was again a busy and varied year and the Pesticides Forum continued to focus on working through the implementation of the directive on sustainable use of pesticides. The Forum also celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a review of developments and achievements since the Forum was created by Ministers in 1996 and by identifying priorities for future work.

The outcome of the review of stakeholder engagement at the end of 2011 confirmed that the Pesticides Forum would remain the principal stakeholder engagement group helping to deliver and implement the pesticides National Action Plan. Ministers also agreed to extend the Chairman's appointment for a further three years. James Clarke, the Chairman of the Forum said:

"Since the Forum was set up in 1996 much of the work has focused on developing awareness of the evolving assurance schemes, progress with integrated approaches and the development of improved knowledge transfer systems. It is apposite that the Forum recognised the importance of all these initiatives at the time and that they are still as important, perhaps even more so, today, in further improving practice. It is also pleasing to note that Ministers still recognise the importance of the role of the Forum and, as a result, have agreed to its continuation as the key stakeholder engagement group in this sector."

This report is relevant to anyone with an interest in both the impacts and sustainable use of plant protection products.

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