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Article 14 of Directive 128/2009/EC stipulates that Member States should adopt national action programmes (NAP) with the aim to reduce the dependency on the use of plant protection products (PPPs).


NAP specifies the objectives and measures with the aim to reduce the risks and impacts of the use of PPPs to human health and the environment, and to promote the development and introduction of integrated pest management and alternative approaches or techniques. Protection of plants against harmful organism with low PPPs input includes integrated pest management and organic farming in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products, which in mentioning of PPPs referres to Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on placiong PPPs on the market; PPPs allowed for use in organic farmng shall be authorised according to Regulation (EC) 1107/2009; or listed as a substance for which no authorisation is needed (for instance basic substances).


The NAP objectives may include different areas, as worker protection, environment protection, PPP residues in food and in the environment, use of special application techniques or use of PPPs on certain crops only and monitoring of quantities of PPPs used containing problematic active substances defined by Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 and substances not complying with the Regulation (EC) 1107/2009.

In drafting and amending of the NAP health, social, economic and environmental aspects of the measures planned shall be considered, particularly on regional and local levels.  


The Minister responsible for agriculture appointed a working group for preparing the NAP, which consisted of representatives of all interested groups (public sector, non-governmental organisations from the field of agriculture and the environment, consumers, civil society, economic interest associations, societies).

The Government adopted the NAP in November 2012 and submitted it to the European Commission.  






The Ministry prepared the report on NAP for the years from 2013 - 2015 and  the expert group adopted it in November 2016. The REPORT (in Slovene).


The FINAL REPORT on NAP for first 5 year period from 2013-2017 has been prepared (in Slovene). 


The revision of the nap


The legislation requires the revision of the NAP every 5 years. The Ministry has prepared the revised NAP with the collaboration of the experts of competent authorities and external experts. 


The Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the revised NAP on 24. 5. 2018. The NAP has not been translated into English, it is available in Slovenian language:  NAP (word)  NAP (.pdf)