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27/09/2016

EU backs milk production cuts to tackle low prices

Topic: CAP reform


Agriculture & Food 26-09-2016

Germany’s agricultural challenges

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.
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 EurActiv.com.
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 EurActiv.de. 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.
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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.
Agriculture & Food 05-07-2016

CAP: The challenges ahead

Keep up to date on the latest developments of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with our rolling coverage. You can also follow on twitter: @eaAgriFood / #CAPChallengesAhead.
Agriculture & Food 29-06-2016

The facts about the CAP 2014-2020

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The EU and its member states will spend over €191 billion by 2020 to help the bloc’s farming sector go green.
Agriculture & Food 28-06-2016

Brexit: A step forwards or backwards for a Greener Europe?

Environmental action is one of the triumphs of the EU. The UK’s contribution and ambition in this area is likely to be sorely missed, write Viviane Gravey, Andrew Jordan and Charlotte Burns.
Agriculture & Food 16-06-2016

CAP: Still a work in progress

In June 2013, politicians approved the first major reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in a decade, following months of haggling over quotas, subsidies and measures to improve environmental accountability.
Agriculture & Food 19-05-2016

MEPs call for a complete rethink of the CAP

A group of MEPs have called on the EU to adopt a new agricultural strategy that puts agriculture at the heart of European society and responds to the strategic challenges of the 21st century. EurActiv France reports.
Agriculture & Food 13-04-2016

MEPs tell Hogan aid package to tackle farming crisis not working

The European Commission’s aid package to help farmers cope with Russian sanctions on EU food products, falling prices and high costs is not effective, MEPs told agriculture policy chief Phil Hogan on Tuesday (12 April).
Agriculture & Food 11-04-2016

MEP Huitema: EU should use CAP to reduce dependence on farm subsidies

The EU's Common Agricultural Policy should focus on investments to become more competitive in the global market and get less dependent on subsidies, MEP Jan Huitema told EurActiv.com in an interview.
UK & Europe 05-04-2016

British farmer fears losing Brussels lifeline

George Eustice, Britain's agriculture minister, has promised farmers will continue to receive support after Brexit. But there are no certainties about the future if the UK leaves the European Union and its prized subsidy system.
Agriculture & Food 21-03-2016

Organic farming in the EU

Today, organic farming plays an increasingly bigger role on the world’s agricultural stage. In the European Union, the use of organic agricultural land has almost doubled in recent years.
Agriculture & Food 15-03-2016

EU backs milk production cuts to tackle low prices

The European Union voiced support on Monday (14 March) for temporary cuts in milk production by farmers in member states in a bid to reverse the plunge in prices that has shaken the dairy industry.