The future of EU agriculture innovation

The discussion over the need for science-based decision-making in EU agriculture has taken center stage in recent years triggering strong reactions among the relevant stakeholders. [EPA/PONGMANAT TASIRI]

The next European Parliament and Commission will have to deal with a number of important issues related to the future of the European agricultural sector.

The discussion over the need for science-based decision-making in EU agriculture has taken centre stage in recent years, triggering strong reactions among the relevant stakeholders.

The agri-food industry says innovation is really needed in order to feed a rising population and simultaneously decrease the environmental footprint of intensive farming.

Moreover, several global studies have warned that the EU farming is lagging behind worldwide when it comes to innovation while the rise of the Green parties across Europe is expected to mount the pressure on policymakers.

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