The Common Agricultural Policy, particularly in its second pillar, contains measures and resources to improve gender equality and women’s access to work and economic activity. The gender equality gap is wider in rural areas than in cities.
The post-2020 EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should include targeted support measures for farmers to invest in precision farming technologies with proven environmental benefits, Ulrich Adam said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
The EU Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM EU) yesterday (19 January) sent a letter to EU Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan, calling for a “fundamentally new approach” to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
In a report published today (17 January), the EU Court of Auditors heavily criticised the European Commission for its failure to contribute to a resource-efficient food supply chain by effectively tackling food waste.
Europeans are not happy with the way €55 billion of their taxes is spent on agricultural studies, according to a new study, which has backed further tinkering with the EU's farming policy. EurActiv Germany reports.
Former European Commissioner and outgoing Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Cioloş has hailed his country’s decade of EU membership as a period of growth, development and consolidation of democracy. EurActiv Romania reports.
Scientists should be more open about their findings, and lawmakers need to take the time to read and reflect on them. But today, with the rise of social media, it is difficult to strike the right balance between science and public opinion, MEP Mairead McGuinness told EurActiv.com.
Japan has overtaken Russia as the fourth most important export destination of EU agri-food products after the United States, China, and Switzerland, a new European Commission report has found (23 December).
Direct aid, funds from the second pillar, input costs and farming income are just some of the many balls that agriculturalists have to juggle these days. These factors ultimately make or break a farming enterprise. EurActiv’s partner EFEAgro reports.
French farmers are eagerly awaiting their next president's agricultural programme. The next head of state, to be elected in May, will play a central role in reforming the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy. EurActiv France reports.
Seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, fuel, feed, irrigation equipment, water and power: all have an impact on farmer's income. EurActiv’s partner EFEAgro spoke to sector experts about these farming essentials.
The European executive will reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) by the end of 2017. José Bové and Éric Andrieu argue for an agricultural system that puts the environment, human health and small businesses first. EurActiv’s partner Ouest France reports.
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.
Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy has to satisfy multiple interests and now resembles a giant jigsaw puzzle further complicated with each successive reform. EurActiv's Spanish partner EFEAgro reports.
Incorporating young people into agriculture and farming is essential to guaranteeing the survival of the sector and its competitiveness, as well as to sustainable food production for a world population that will break through 10 billion by 2050.
After undergoing a much-criticised European Commission-helmed ‘fitness check’, the EU’s main nature directives have been ruled fit for purpose and will not be rewritten or weakened, in a huge win for environmentalists.
A new study by German environmental NGO NABU (BirdLife Germany) shows how current funding could be used more economically and ecologically. But this drastic change requires political will, warns Konstantin Kreiser.
A rising middle class in emerging markets, focused on food quality, bodes well for EU agri-exports, said Marc Vanheukelen, the European Union's ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO). EurActiv.com reports from Athens.