Green Deal and agriculture: between words and deeds

In the Farm to Fork, the EU executive has set out its vision for food systems that are viable and sustainable, while the biodiversity strategy proposes a far-reaching nature restoration plan. [SHUTTERSTOCK/APINZ]

Lying at the heart of the European Green Deal, the Farm to Fork and the Biodiversity strategies play a key role in shaping the debate around the future of the European agri-food sector.

In its flagship food policy, the EU executive has set out its vision for food systems that are viable and sustainable, while the biodiversity strategy proposes a far-reaching nature restoration plan.

But achieving these environmental ambitions requires coherence in priorities and policies in order to address challenges without running the risk of undermining the EU’s green goals, potentially to the detriment of the farming sector.

In this special report, EURACTIV takes a closer look at what lies ahead in the implementation of the Green Deal in agriculture as we approach a crucial moment in the final talks on the reform of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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