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.
As France launches an investigation into Carrefour’s unfair business practices, a new Brussels report has called for the relationship between farmers and supermarkets to be rebalanced. EurActiv France reports.
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.
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”.
The Pan-European Farmers’ Association (Copa-Cogeca) said on Thursday (28 July) that innovation in plant breeding should be further encouraged in order to help the EU combat hunger and malnutrition worldwide.
Organic farming could provide ample food for the whole human population, while causing less pollution and fewer health problems than conventional agriculture, according to a team of American scientists. Our partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
SPECIAL REPORT/ The fundamental purpose of farming is to feed humanity. But the reality of contemporary agriculture is often quite different, and it is costing the planet dearly. EurActiv France reports.
A new report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found “unreasonably high costs” related to EU-funded schemes to support environmentally-friendly agriculture in the UK, Italy, Denmark and Portugal.