This is an SNF-funded Sinergia project. It deals with the sustainable transformation of Swiss agriculture in order to internalize negative externalities from pesticide use. This project is a truly inter- and transdisciplinary endeavor involving health and political scientists, agronomists, environmental scientists, decision and media analysts, and transdisciplinary scientists.To simultaneously achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda in areas such as Biodiversity Conservation, Food Production and Consumption, a fundamental transformation in land use and agricultural production seems indispensable. Different interests, needs, and priorities render this task a real challenge. So the general question arises: how can we achieve successful sustainable transformation in areas of societal, economic, and environmental trade-offs? To answer this question, we focus on pesticide use in agriculture in Switzerland; a cross-cutting theme where interests related to agricultural production are challenged by human and environmental health concerns.
You can find more information on the (TRAPEGO project website)