France’s young farmers are struggling to establish themselves

By |november 26th, 2019|access to land, agricultural subsidies, CAP, family farming, France, generational renewal, News, pension funds, poverty, precarious work, retirement of farmers, young farmers|

Between the challenge of accessing land and the cost of transferring ownership of farms, young French farmers are struggling to establish themselves as farmers. The question is, will the next generation of farmers be able to take up the baton in France...

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Profitability, land and passion for the countryside: the magic triangle of agriculture’s generational renewal

By |november 19th, 2019|agricultural subsidies, Common Agicultural Policy, European Union, generational renewal, livestock farming, News, Spain, young farmers|

In Spain and across the European Union, more than 90% of farmers are close to the retirement age, meaning that the problem of generational renewal poses a serious problem. Finding a solution depends on the combination of a magical triangle: access to l...

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‘Burdensome administration’ means young farmers are missing out on EU subsidies 

By |november 18th, 2019|agricultural subsidies, CAP, CAP reform, farm subsidies, News, young farmers|

Young farmers accessing land via non-conventional contracts are eligible for EU subsidies, according to the European Commission. But in practice, burdensome administrative constraints often outweighs any financial advantage, meaning that landowners are...

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2,500 scientists urge EU to reform environmentally ‘damaging’ CAP

By |november 5th, 2019|agricultural innovation, agricultural subsidies, CAP reform, digital agriculture, digital innovation, News, Precision farming|

Over 2,500 scientists across the EU have joined forces and reached out to the EU parliament in a letter urging them to “to act on the science, and undertake a far-reaching reform of the EU’s CAP without delay.”

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French MPs denounce Commission’s lack of progress on CAP reform

By |oktober 31st, 2019|agricultural subsidies, budget, CAP, CAP reform, common agricultural policy, farmers, France, Helsinki, News|

France is beginning to kick up a fuss on the issue of reforming the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which is not seeing any progress even though its format is supposed to change from 2021 onwards. EURACTIV France reports.

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Efficient spending at the roots of MEPs divisions over new CAP

By |november 30th, 2018|agricultural subsidies, CAP reform, efficient spending, News|

The post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) discussions started at long last in the European Parliament, but in a deeply divided Agricultural Committee. MEPs still seem a long way from an agreement on how to spend the money and who should get the su...

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Czech farmers most affected by CAP budget cuts, warns agri-expert

By |avgust 9th, 2018|agricultural subsidies, Czech Republic, direct payments, News, rural development|

Cuts to post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funds will severely affect the Czech Republic, according to agriculture analyst Petr Havel who spoke to EURACTIV Czech Republic’s media partner, Aktualne.cz.  

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Germany says US-Europe trade tensions ease, questions remain on soy

By |julij 30th, 2018|agricultural sector, agricultural subsidies, Donald Trump, G20, Jean-Claude Juncker, Julia Klöckner, News, soybeans, tariffs, trade wars, transatlantic relations|

The trade relationship between the United States and Europe is improving, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said on Saturday (28 July), but there is no guarantee the bloc will buy the quantity of soybeans that Washington expects.

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Slovak farmers drive tractors into capital to protest alleged EU subsidy fraud

By |junij 20th, 2018|agricultural subsidies, Bulgaria, fraud, Jan Kuciak, mafia, News, press freedom, Slovakia|

Dozens of farmers from across Slovakia drove their tractors into the capital Bratislava on Tuesday (19 June) to protest against alleged irregularities in EU farm subsidy payments first made public by murdered journalist Jan Kuciak.

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Market-making for Burundi’s farmers

By |april 30th, 2018|Africa, agricultural subsidies, Burundi, Development Policy, News|

One of the main causes of food insecurity for farmers in rural areas is limited access to agricultural inputs. Donors, NGOs and governments are using a variety of new tools to improve access to basic products.

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