Spain wants jobless, immigrants to cover farm shortfall

By |april 8th, 2020|agriculture, Bulgaria, coronavirus, Morocco, News, refugee crisis, Romania, seasonal workers, Spain|

Spain moved on Tuesday (7 April) to tackle a shortfall of farm workers due to the coronavirus crisis by authorising the temporary hiring of tens of thousands of immigrants or jobless people.

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Italy looks to non-EU migrants to plug gap in agricultural workforce

By |april 1st, 2020|agriculture, coronavirus, Italy, migrant workers, News, seasonal workers|

Giorgio Gori, the mayor of Bergamo, one of the worst hit cities from coronavirus, has called on the Italian government to speed up the issuing of the yearly decree that regularises non-EU migrant workers, as Italy is in desperate need for agricultural ...

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German government concludes ‘freight transport pact’ to ensure food supply

By |marec 27th, 2020|agriculture, Andreas Scheuer, coronavirus, COVID-19, food supply chain, Germany, Julia Klöckner, News, seasonal workers, supply chains, transport|

The German logistics industry and the food trade are taking joint measures to ensure food safety. However, problems still exist with seasonal workers need to work in the fields.

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German farms need nearly 300,000 seasonal workers

By |marec 25th, 2020|agriculture, COVID-19, farmers, German Farmers' Association (DBV), Julia Klöckner, News, schengen area, seasonal workers|

There is no shortage of food during the coronavirus pandemic, but farmers are urgently looking for seasonal workers for the harvest. The German government wants to help by relaxing employment rules and providing online placement. EURACTIV Germany reports. 

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Coronavirus puts French agricultural production centre-stage

By |marec 19th, 2020|agricultural unions, agriculture, Bruno Le Maire, coronavirus, Didier Guillaume, Emmanuel Macron, Farm to Fork, FNSEA, France, News, Supply Chain, young farmers|

In France, the coronavirus crisis has put the agricultural sector back in the spotlight as concerns persist about the transport of food and seasonal shortages of farm labourers. EURACTIV France reports.

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German Minister for Agriculture: Food supply chains function despite COVID-19

By |marec 18th, 2020|agriculture, Agrifood, coronavirus, COVID-19, food supply, food supply chain, German Farmers' Association (DBV), Germany, Julia Klöckner, News|

Supermarkets in Germany will not close and there will be no problems with food production, says German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner. Meanwhile, at the European level, officials are seeking ways to simplify cross-border food transports.

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Balancing the agriculture supply chain, Spanish and community objectives.

By |marec 17th, 2020|agriculture, food supply chain, News|

The food value chain – primary, industry and distribution – lives in an unbalanced situation, in which farmers and ranchers are the most affected, with prices that are sometimes lower than production costs. Both at the national and community level,...

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Greenpeace proposes 70% meat consumption reduction by 2030

By |marec 12th, 2020|agriculture, beef, boeuf, CAP, carbon emissions, climat, climate, common agricultural policy, European Commission, Farm to Fork, France, Greenpeace, livestock farming, News|

Three burgers a week: that's the maximum amount of meat Europeans should get used to eating, according to NGO Greenpeace, which has been looking at Europe's eating habits. EURACTIV France reports.

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Europe’s agricultural sector struggles to reduce emissions

By |marec 12th, 2020|agriculture, carbon emissions, EU climate targets, France, News, transport|

Europe's agricultural sector has barely managed to reduce its emissions since 2018, according to a report by the European Environment Agency published on Tuesday (10 March). EURACTIV France reports.

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Are Europeans ready for an insect-based diet?

By |marec 5th, 2020|agriculture, animal breeding techniques, edible insects, EFSA, European Food Safety Agency, Farm to Fork, foodstuffs, Meat, meat production, News, soya|

While insect-based foods have so far been quite a niche product, they are viewed as a highly promising solution to the challenges facing the food industry. Although new EU regulations should pave the way for these products - European eating habits migh...

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