COVID-19 fallout, seasonal workers, CAP contingency plan

By |marec 26th, 2020|agrifood brief, agrifood podcast, CAP, CAP reform, coronavirus, COVID-19, labout shortage, News|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. EU agriculture ministers have called for further specific and targeted measures to address...

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Farmers warn of far-reaching COVID-19 effects on EU agriculture

By |marec 26th, 2020|CAP reform, Copa-Cogeca, coronavirus, COVID-19, EU single market, labour shortage, News|

A new report from farmers’ association COPA-COGECA outlines the multi-faceted ways in which COVID-19 is leaving its mark on the agricultural sector, from flower growers to meat producers.

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French Court of Auditors sounds the alarm on use of phytosanitary products

By |februar 5th, 2020|agriculture, CAP, CAP reform, common agricultural policy, Ecophyto, Édouard Philippe, France, France Strategie, French court of auditors, News, Pesticides|

In 2018 alone, the French government spent €400 million to reduce the use of pesticides, even though their use ended up increasing. France's public auditor is criticising the situation and calling on integrating agro-ecological transition objectives into the CAP. EURACTIV France reports.

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New tool for assessing soil health could help link payments with ecosystem services

By |januar 30th, 2020|CAP, CAP payments, CAP reform, ecosystem services, monitoring, News, soil, soil health, soil protection|

A UK farming technology company has teamed up with leading space industry engineers and soil biologists to create a new tool to accurately assess biodiversity and soil health on farms.

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France wants to ensure more young people benefit from CAP payments

By |januar 29th, 2020|CAP, CAP reform, common agricultural policy, European Green Deal, France, generational renewal, News, young farmers|

While less than 5% of all French farmers are under the age of 35, Paris believes that an age limit for receiving aid from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) would make room for young people in the agricultural sector. But Brussels does not see it tha...

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EU farmers tread carefully on Green Deal, as balance with CAP is not easy stuff

By |januar 28th, 2020|CAP, CAP reform, common agricultural policy, Copa-Cogeca, European Green Deal, Farm to Fork, Herbert Dorfmann, Janusz Wojciechowski, Marija Vučković, News, Pekka Pesonen, sustainability, sustainable farming|

Policymakers are being called to take up the challenge of finding a place for bloc’s farm aid provided under the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the ambitious new environmental flagship policy of the European Commission.

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New UK farming bill guarantees subsidies for 2020

By |januar 13th, 2020|CAP reform, DEFRA, direct payments, EU-UK trade talks, National Farmers’ Union, News|

The UK government has introduced new legislation which ensures that farming subsidies will continue to be paid to UK farmers for 2020. The Direct Payments to Farmers Bill, which was introduced in Parliament on Thursday (9 January), gives governments ac...

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Industry and farmers expect ‘science-based’ solutions to deliver New Green Deal 

By |december 20th, 2019|agriculture industry, Biotechnology, CAP, CAP reform, European Green Deal, Innovation in Agriculture, News, precision agriculture, Precision farming|

The agri-food industry and EU farmers are calling for clarity and science-based solutions to meet their objectives as part of the EU’s recently announced European Green Deal. The new plans, combined with the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy and a reformed...

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CAP reform: harnessing the power of innovation for a greener EU agriculture

By |december 20th, 2019|big data, Biodiversity, bioeconomy, CAP, CAP reform, climate, EU budget, European Parliament, News, Pesticides, Poland, smart farming|

Agriculture in the European Union after 2020 must be encouraged to adopt innovative tools to meet growing environmental challenges, but this requires modernisation, money and knowledge, EURACTIV Poland reports.

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The impact of the new CAP on organic farming

By |december 20th, 2019|CAP reform, environmental protection, European Commission, Food labelling, Janusz Wojciechowski, News, organic farming, Pesticides, Poland|

With organic agriculture increasingly gaining recognition in the EU as providing benefits to farmers, consumers and the environment, EURACTIV.pl explores how the new CAP proposal works to support the promotion of this type of production.

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