Defra and the Devolved Administrations have produced a draft revised National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides (revised NAP draft). The plan covers the next five years and aims to minimise the risks and impacts of pesticides to human health and the environment, while ensuring pests and pesticide resistance are managed effectively.
The revised NAP draft aims to increase uptake of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and sustainable crop protection, in line with Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan, the Welsh Minister’s Natural Resources Policy, The Environment Strategy for Scotland, and the goals of the Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland to protect and enhance the environment for future generations. The NAP will be delivered in support of Government targets across the UK on biodiversity and carbon net zero. Defra and the Devolved Administrations want to further consider the views of pesticide users, pesticide related industries (including food retail and manufacture), environmental and public health groups, and the general public in an effort to move forward together on issues surrounding pesticides.