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Record number 543206
Title Perspective: regulation of pest and disease control strategies and why (many) economists are concerned
Author(s) Wesseler, Justus
Source Pest Management Science (2018). - ISSN 1526-498X
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5204
Department(s) WASS
Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy Group
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) approval - economics - pest management strategies - policy - regulation
Abstract

Pests and diseases are a continuous challenge in agriculture production. A wide range of control strategies have been and will continue to be developed. New control strategies are in almost all countries around the world assessed prior to approval for use in farmers' fields. This is rightly so to avoid and even reduce negative effects for human health and the environment. Over the past decades the approval processes have become increasingly politicized resulting in an increase in the direct approval costs and the length in approval time without increasing the safety of the final product. This reduces the development of control strategies and often has negative human health and environmental effects. Possibilities exist for improvements. They include reducing approval costs and approval time by streamlining the approval process and substituting approval requirements by strengthening ex-post liability.

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