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).
The Portuguese presidency of the EU Council is committed to doing everything to conclude negotiations on the reform of the EU's massive farming subsidies programme without overlooking the transition toward a more sustainable food system, the Portuguese farm minister told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Increasing calls on the agri-food system to transition to a more sustainable model have seen the leading EU crop protection association rebrand and expand its mandate to encompass a more holistic approach to plant protection.
The EU's new ambitious food policy is ready to face tough parliamentary scrutiny from lawmakers who feel being pushed aside by the European Commission.
The European Union's bid to tackle biodiversity loss goes hand in hand with the new ambition of making the food system more sustainable, involving several farming aspects.
A new Corteva Agriscience project to reverse depopulation in Spain’s rural areas is sowing the seeds for a brighter future, writes Igor Teslenko.
Igor Teslenko is the President for Europe of Corteva Agriscience.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of agriculture …