Title: European Coexistence Bureau (ECoB) - Best Practice Document for Coexistence of Genetically Modified Crops with Conventional and Organic Farming. 1. Maize Crop Production
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC59319
ISBN: 978-92-79-16558-0
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24509 EN
URI: http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/pub.cfm?id=3619
DOI: 10.2791/4619
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The European Coexistence Bureau (ECoB) was created in 2008 by DG AGRI and the JRC to implement the Agriculture Council conclusions of 22 May 2006 in which the Council invited the Commission to engage in works related to coexistence in close cooperation with Member States and stakeholders. Among others the Council invited the Commission to identify the best practices for technical segregation measures and to develop crop-specific guidelines for coexistence regulations while leaving Member States necessary flexibility to adapt the recommendations to their specific climatic and agricultural conditions. ECoB, located in the premises of JRC Institute of Prospective Technological Sciences, consists of Secretariat (formed by permanent JRC staff and seconded national experts) and crop-specific technical working groups consisting of technical experts nominated by interested Member States (currently only one, dealing with maize crop production). The management practices for maize crop production proposed in this Best Practice Document (BPD) are a result of a consensus building process which started in October 2008. The ECoB Secretariat is responsible for collection of inputs from and exchange of information between them, analysis of the collected data and preparation of drafts of the Best Practice Document for consultation. ECoB Secretariat proposes compromise solutions on controversial issues, if necessary. This Best Practice Document was adopted by consensus within the EcoB in May 2010.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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