Organisation: The Voluntary Initiative
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The Voluntary Initiative (VI) is a UK-wide package of measures, agreed with Government, designed to reduce the environmental impact of the use of pesticides in agriculture, horticulture and amenity situations. Initially a list of 27 proposals, the programme finally included over 40 different projects covering research, training, communication and stewardship.
Their mission is to promote the responsible use of pesticides in order to protect water and the wider environment and ensure the availability of professional pesticides in agriculture and horticulture while avoiding unnecessary regulation on the sector.