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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Generational renewal in agriculture

By |november 18th, 2019|access to land, Common Agicultural Policy, digital farming, direct payments, generational renewal, News, rural areas, young farmers|

More than 31% of all farms in the EU are run by farmers older than 65, whilst young farmers represent only 6% of European agricultural community. Reversing this trend is one of the toughest challenges for the main EU farming policy.

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NYT reporting shines a spotlight on CAP delivery model

By |november 6th, 2019|Central and Eastern Europe, Common Agicultural Policy, direct payments, first pillar, Herbert Dorfmann, land-grabbing, News, Paolo De Castro|

An investigative report published in the Sunday edition of the New York Times (3 November) highlighted once again the distorting effects of farm aid provided under the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which are however intrinsic to its delivery model.

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French government institute welcomes idea of a CAP supporting farmers’ jobs

By |oktober 24th, 2019|CAP, CAP reform, Common Agicultural Policy, employment, France, France Strategie, future of jobs, News, poverty|

In a report presented in Paris on 23 October, the government institution France Stratégie proposed to support employment in the agricultural sector rather than the amount of cultivated land. But for this to become reality, a complete overhaul of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy is needed. EURACTIV France reports.

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CAP direct payments for farmers ‘free from errors’, EU Auditors say

By |oktober 8th, 2019|Common Agicultural Policy, direct payments, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, market measures, News, post-2020 CAP, rural development|

The lion's share of the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) spending is substantially unaffected by material errors, while a quarter of rural development EU aids are partially wrongly attributed, according to the European Court of Auditors (ECA) l...

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Post-2020 CAP may start two years late, socialist MEPs hint

By |september 30th, 2019|Clara Aguilera, Common Agicultural Policy, Jari Leppa, News, Paolo De Castro, Phil Hogan, transitional arrengements|

It is virtually impossible to have the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), a key EU policy programme, ready for the start of the 2021-2027 programming period, according to two experienced socialist MEPs.

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Carbon-capture crops need incentives through CAP, EU ministers said

By |september 26th, 2019|carbon capture, carbon sequestration, carbon storage, Common Agicultural Policy, Finnish Presidency, Jari Leppa, News, Norbert Lins, Phil Hogan, Teresa Bellanova|

Soil carbon sequestration and other measures intended to reduce net greenhouse emissions in farming require proper funding and a degree of flexibility, EU agriculture ministers agreed at an informal meeting hosted by the Finnish Council presidency.

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MEP: Green agriculture movement in Germany is growing fast

By |julij 15th, 2019|agriculture, CAP, Common Agicultural Policy, European Commission, European Parliament, Germany, Greens-EFA, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Greens/EFA’s spokesperson in the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and member of the Environment Committee Martin Häusling spoke about the potential influence Germany could have on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Crunch time for factory farming in Europe

By |marec 28th, 2019|CAP reform, Common Agicultural Policy, family farming, future of farming, News, sustainable agriculture|

On 2 April, the European Parliament’s agriculture committee will have its say on the next seven years of the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP). Will MEPs choose family farms over factory farms?

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How the CAP ‘saved’ two women farmers from southern Italy

By |februar 26th, 2019|Common Agicultural Policy, News, prickly pears, Sicilia|

EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funds have helped a family in southern Italy revive and even innovate their business. EURACTIV’s partner Sicilia Agricoltura reports.

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