Agrifood

24-07-2017

The added value of EU quality schemes

Europe’s farmers are coming under extraordinary financial pressure as shifting export markets and volatile prices take their toll. But new markets are emerging and consumers in Europe and beyond are increasingly choosing to buy high-quality products from the EU.

Health 19-06-2017

Regulating consumers?

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Over the years, sales and marketing restrictions have piled up on food, drinks and alcohol products. Some are now beginning to worry about a “slippery slope” where tobacco-style regulations – and taxation – are being applied to a whole range of consumer products in the name of public health objectives.

Biofuels 08-05-2017

Rural Renaissance

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Developing rural areas across Europe has emerged as a necessity in order for the EU to meet a wide range of economic, environmental and social challenges.

24-04-2017

Farmers under pressure

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EU farmers’ income has come under rising pressure from a number of factors, ranging from climate change, high input costs, the Russia embargo and sluggish demand from China.

20-03-2017

EU farming getting smarter

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The European Union is exploring ways of helping its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) enter the digital era after 2020.

20-02-2017

Agricultural trade

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Can new niche markets save EU farmers’ income? How should the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy look like in order to support an export-driven farming sector?

14-12-2016

Agriculture: Towards more efficient resource allocation

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The talks about the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy have already started, and several stakeholders claim that the next CAP should help EU farmers adjust to a competitive international environment.

24-10-2016

Growth and jobs: Where does the CAP stand?

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The latest reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) placed the emphasis on greening aspects and continued the move away from production-oriented subsidies.

26-09-2016

Germany’s agricultural challenges

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Despite its small size relative to the country's GDP, agriculture is a political heavyweight with the German government. With far-reaching changes to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy about to take effect, EURACTIV.com looks at the implications for the German agricultural sector.

25-07-2016

The main challenges facing the CAP

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The new Common Agricultural Policy for the period 2014-2020 is faced with a number of challenges but at the same time, it could help EU farmers take a step forward and adjust to rising competitiveness worldwide.

18-04-2016

Sustainable farming

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Policymakers agree that agriculture will play a crucial role in addressing the planet’s most pressing challenges – whether on food production, health or the preservation of the environment. But transforming the dominant agricultural model could be the greatest challenge of all.

07-03-2016

Rural development in the reformed CAP

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This week, EURACTIV reports on the challenges, as well as the opportunities, of the rural development pillar of the new Common Agricultural Policy for the period 2014-2020.

SR - Agriculture and climate change: the role of the new CAP
25-01-2016
16-11-2015

Climate change and the food chain

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The European food and drink industry can boast a healthy track record in reducing its carbon footprint ahead of the COP21 conference, which opens in Paris later this month.

19-10-2015

Innovation – Feeding the world

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The world population is increasing and the new Common Agricultural Policy should adjust to future nutritional needs.

21-09-2015

Can the (new) CAP deliver on sustainability?

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The “greening” of direct payments, a crucial element of the Common Agricultural Policy reforms, came into force at the beginning of the year, but it is still a divisive topic.

Development Policy 14-09-2015

Innovations instead of assistance for farming

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The European Commission believes the EU and developing countries could greatly improve global food security togther, through innovation and sustainable farming practices. However, there is no “one size fits all” model for 21st century agriculture, it warns.