AMIGA’s main objectives include:

  1. providing baseline data on biodiversity in agro-eco-systems in the EU;
  2. translating regional protection goals in measurable assessment endpoints;
  3. defining lists of suitable bioindicators suitable for various European regions;
  4. improving knowledge on potential long term environmental effects of genetically modified plants (GMPs);
  5. testing the efficiency of EFSA Guidance Document for the Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA);
  6. exploring new strategies for post market monitoring;
  7. estimating the compatibility of GMPs with the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles implemented in the EU;
  8. providing a systematic analysis of economical aspects of GMPs cultivation in the EU;
  9. setting a training and communication plan addressing public concerns about GMPs

AMIGA’s activities are divided according to specific work packages, which deal with different research areas:

WP 1 Project management and Compliance with EFSA Guidance Document
WP 2 Biogeographic regions and protection goals
WP 3 Long term effects
WP 4 Biological components of soil fertility
WP 5 Trophic structure in agro-ecosystem
WP 6 Environmental impacts of GM crops on pollinators
WP 7 Post Marketing Environmental Monitoring
WP 8 Integrated Pest Management for GM crops
WP 9 Statistical analysis and design for standardised environmental risk assessment
WP 10 Economic and financial assessment of transgenic crops in the EU
WP 11 Communication, Dissemination and Education