Samuel White

Agrifood 20-12-2017

How can the CAP combat rural poverty and land abandonment?

Agriculture is a vital pillar of Europe’s rural economies, providing jobs and supporting rural communities.

Agrifood 15-11-2017

Beyond the CAP: Complementarity in EU rural development funding

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Many rural areas suffer from high levels of unemployment and lack vital infrastructure like high-speed internet and transport connections: the EU’s rural residents are up to twice as likely as city-dwellers to experience poverty or social exclusion.

Agrifood 26-07-2017

Who is driving quality in EU agri-food?

The EU’s Southern member states are the leading producers of foods certified by EU quality schemes: between them, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece account for 70% of the total.