The EU farming community faces a number of challenges when it comes to its economic performance.
Farmers are calling for a simplified Common Agricultural Policy that will provide security for them to invest in their business and, above all, make a profit.
The future risk management, insurance schemes, price volatility, uncertainty and safety nets are some of the factors that will determine the farmers’ income in the long-run.
Can the next CAP ensure a healthy and profitable business environment in the farming sector?
European farmers should invest in post-2020 agriculture as it will be less bureaucratic, more focused on “technology breakthroughs” and will improve their standard of living, EU Commissioner Phil Hogan told EURACTIV.com.
EU lawmakers and farmers have welcomed the European Commission’s rules on unfair trade practices but have called for “strong” enforcement to protect the weakest parts of the food supply chain.
Risk management tools to stabilise farmers’ incomes are a priority for French farmers’ representatives. However, their growth could be hampered by the decline of the CAP budget. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Spanish farmers and stockbreeders want the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to redirect its financial resources to a system of agricultural insurance. EURACTIV's partner EFEAgro reports.
Public policies should not embrace risk management tools that cement the current ecological and economically unsustainable agri-food system, Greenpeace's food and agriculture director Marco Contiero told EURACTIV.com.