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Young farmers: CAP progress is ‘still not enough’

Topic: CAP reform

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Agriculture & Food 27-10-2016

EU farmers dream of the digital age

SPECIAL REPORT / Europe's farmers are beginning to embrace new technologies. But poor internet connections and the high cost of new digital tools can be discouraging. EurActiv reports.
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Agriculture & Food 26-10-2016

Éric Andrieu: 'The CAP has been disastrous for jobs'

SPECIAL REPORT / A European Parliament report calls on the EU to target subsidies at small and medium-sized businesses and promote short supply chains and organic food in order to boost employment in the agricultural sector. EurActiv France reports.
Agriculture & Food 25-10-2016

Mapping farm fields systems could be ‘better used’, EU auditors say

The European Court of Auditors urged the European Commission to avoid “unnecessarily complicated” rules for mapping EU farm fields eligible for direct payments from the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and wherever possible “simplify the system”.
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Agriculture & Food 24-10-2016

New CAP struggling to improve farmers’ resilience

SPECIAL REPORT / Since the launch of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in 2015, the EU’s farmers have suffered a string of crises. The CAP’s greening measures have helped farmers maintain their revenue, but the questions of job creation and access to land have proved harder to answer. EurActiv France reports.
Agriculture & Food 24-10-2016

Growth and jobs: Where does the CAP stand?

The latest reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) placed the emphasis on greening aspects and continued the move away from production-oriented subsidies.
Agriculture & Food 17-10-2016

Hogan: Farmers have to seek 'alternatives' for post-Brexit world

European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has warned Spanish farmers they will "have to find alternative markets" once the UK leaves the EU. The bloc has increased its budget for finding new market opportunities as a result. EurActiv Spain reports.
Agriculture & Food 06-10-2016

COPA chief: 'All farmers should be connected to the worldwide web'

Being connected to the internet has become "vital" for farmers' everyday work, says Martin Merrild. But this should not encourage regulators to introduce new control programmes that will make farmers’ life even more difficult, he told in an interview.
UK & Europe 29-09-2016

UK ‘consistently waters down’ reforms of EU farming subsidies

The UK government could have stopped wealthy landowners including aristocrats and a Saudi racehorse owner receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds from the EU’s common agricultural policy, the European commission has said.
Agriculture & Food 29-09-2016

Spain reflects back on 30 years of CAP highs and lows

Representatives from the agricultural sector, food industry and the Spanish government have gathered to discuss the pros and cons of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), as Spain celebrates 30 years of EU membership. EurActiv Spain reports.
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Agriculture & Food 28-09-2016

German agriculture: Short-term crisis management or long-term strategy?

SPECIAL REPORT / Numerous agricultural crises in Germany have made life difficult for the Agriculture Ministry lately, especially in light of much-needed structural changes to the sector. EurActiv Germany reports.
Agriculture & Food 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, looks at the implications for the German agricultural sector.
Agriculture & Food 14-09-2016

EU funds feed Bulgaria's grain millionaires

The farms of the two old classmates sit side by side in the central Bulgarian countryside. On one, a fleet of tractors ploughs through endless golden fields of wheat. On the other, a woman picks raspberries in the searing sun.
Agriculture & Food 06-09-2016

EU rural areas must enter digital era, says Hogan

The future of EU’s rural development depends on digital technologies, which are essential to fill the existing gap with urban areas, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan has said.
Agriculture & Food 05-09-2016

How a meeting in Cork could save rural Europe

The CAP’s failings mean grassroots movements and national governments are starting to take matters into their own hands. Policymakers at this week’s Cork conference on rural development must take heed, write Stanka Becheva and Ramona Duminicioiu.
Agriculture & Food 02-09-2016

France seeks renewed ‘legitimacy’ for EU farm policy post-Brexit

In light of an unprecedented farming crisis, EU agriculture ministers will gather in France today (2 September) to exchange views on the future role of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after Britain's decision to leave the 28-country bloc.
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Agriculture & Food 29-07-2016

Smart farming trying to find its feet in EU agriculture

SPECIAL REPORT / The EU Common Agricultural Policy after 2020 should mobilise both direct payments and rural development pillars, in order to pave the way for the introduction of much-needed digital technologies in the farming sector, experts in precision agriculture told
Agriculture & Food 28-07-2016

The EU's commitment to agricultural innovation is also a benefit to the consumer

In innovation, 21st century agriculture and the food industry have the key tool needed for more efficient and sustainable production.
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Agriculture & Food 28-07-2016

German farmers: 'Aid is not going to help active farms'

SPECIAL REPORT / The aid package coming the way of milk farmers will only be of help if funds are not tied to targets on reducing production, the Secretary-General of the German Farmers' Association told However, he did downplay the impact Brexit will have on the sector.
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Agriculture & Food 27-07-2016

Crisis-hit French farmers unconvinced by new CAP

SPECIAL REPORT / French milk, pork and beef farmers are currently facing severe crises, and they fear that the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will not have the answers they need. EurActiv France reports.
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Agriculture & Food 26-07-2016

New CAP can make EU farming profitable, Spanish farmers say

SPECIAL REPORT / Spanish farmers consider the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as an opportunity to cut red tape and make environmental measures more efficient.
Agriculture & Food 15-07-2016

Precision agriculture: future of the CAP?

Increasing yields and the quality of the production while reducing energy consumption and inputs or "produce more with less" is the principle of precision agriculture (PA).
UK & Europe 13-07-2016

UK Young Farmers II: Challenges ahead

Young farmers at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show talked to EurActiv about the future of farming, EU subsidies and the challenges ahead in the UK.
UK & Europe 13-07-2016

UK Young Farmers I: Future of farming

Young farmers at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show talked to EurActiv about the future of farming, EU subsidies and the challenges ahead in the UK.
Agriculture & Food 06-07-2016

Young farmers: CAP progress is 'still not enough'

In an interview with EurActiv's partner EFE, the president of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA), Alan Jagoe, called for more aid for people new to the industry and criticised national governments for doing more for veteran farmers than their younger counterparts.