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23/07/2016

INFOGRAPHIC: How much greener is the new CAP?

Topic: farming


Development Policy 21-07-2016

FAO: Deforestation 'not necessary' to guarantee food security

Expanding agricultural land, a major cause of deforestation, is not the best way to ensure food security, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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 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.

Commission warns Denmark over new agriculture package

The European Commission has sent a letter to the Danish government expressing concern that its new agriculture package is in breach of three environmental directives.
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Agriculture & Food 29-04-2016

EurActiv highlights - stakeholders debate the CAP

Highlights of stakeholder workshops to debate the latest CAP reforms. Organised and filmed by the EurActiv network in Brussels, Italy, France, Greece, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and the UK.
Agriculture & Food 25-04-2016

Agriculture, growth and jobs: what role for the CAP?

Europe’s agri-food industry provides 46 million jobs in 15 million businesses, accounting for 6% of the EU’s GDP.
Agriculture & Food 13-04-2016

The challenge of ensuring the long term viability of EU farming

The EU gives millions of euros in subsidies to its member states to develop their rural areas and ensure the long-term viability of the European farming sector.
Agriculture & Food 11-04-2016

China buys up agricultural land in central France

A Chinese company has acquired hundreds of hectares of cereal-producing farmland in central France. This unprecedented situation has provoked astonishment and anger in the farming community. EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Agriculture & Food 23-03-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: 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 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 18-02-2016

Farmers fear for their future as new TTIP round opens

As negotiators prepare for the 12th round of TTIP talks on Monday (22 February), the crisis in French agriculture is compounding the sector's fears over the trade deal. EurActiv France reports.
Agriculture & Food 11-02-2016

GMOs and pesticides could be tolerated in organic food under new EU rules

MEPs have voted not to strip organic agricultural products of their certification if they are contaminated with GMOs or pesticides, as the majority of cases of contamination are accidental. EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports
Agriculture & Food 04-02-2016

Organic farmers could feed the world

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.
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Agriculture & Food 25-01-2016

Can we feed the world and halt climate change?

SPECIAL REPORT / 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.
Agriculture & Food 22-01-2016

EU green farming projects 'too costly', auditors say

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.
Agriculture & Food 12-01-2016

Once wedded to the EU, some British farmers think it's time to quit

After decades of generous subsidies from Brussels, some British farmers are starting to think the unthinkable - that they might be better off outside the European Union.
Agriculture & Food 08-01-2016

Hogan warns UK farmers over Brexit

Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan raised the alarm on Thursday (7 January) over a possible Brexit, stressing that it would adversely impact British farmers.
Agriculture & Food 07-01-2016

Making EU farming innovative

Global population is expected to rise from 7.3 billion people today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United Nations. This means that the world will need 60% more food and 30% more water for agriculture.
Agriculture & Food 30-11-2015

Commission hopes new CAP grants will boost number of young farmers

The new Common Agricultural Policy for the period 2014-2020 is expected to provide nearly 180,000 young farmers with an installation grant, an EU spokesman has told EurActiv.
Central Europe 23-11-2015

Europe’s sustainable biomass potential is substantial

Sufficient sustainable biomass can be produced within European borders to drive major bioeconomy development and all that is needed is recognition of this latent potential and enabling public policies, writes Zoltán Szabó.
Agriculture & Food 28-10-2015

Distinctions must be made between ideology and animal welfare

Animal welfare is not the true motive behind activist crusades against the fur industry ? it is ideology wrapped in sheep’s clothing, write Kenneth Ingman and Mette Lykke Nielsen.
Agriculture & Food 21-10-2015

It is time to see through the marketing tactics of the European fur industry

Member states have an opportunity to play a leading role for animal welfare globally by phasing out fur farming, write Salla Tuomivaara and Siri Martinsen.
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Agriculture & Food 08-10-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: How much greener is the new CAP?

Green policies play a key role in the new CAP for 2014-2020. According to the latest data, about €62 billion, is earmarked for the “greening envelope” of direct payments, and €50.4 billion from the Rural Development budget.