Agrifood

26-11-2021

France might drop support for Nutri-score, say Italians

The French government is mulling over the possibility of not backing the French colour-coded nutritional label Nutri-score as the new EU-wide food labelling scheme, according to Italy's agriculture minister.
26-11-2021

All things CAP & girl power

This week, EURACTIV’s Natasha Foote is joined by EURACTIV France’s Magdalena Pistorius to discuss how the final vote on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy
26-11-2021

Reinforced Horizon budget for 2022 is good news for agrifood

The European Parliament approved the 2022 budget, giving the EU's research programme a €100 million boost, much to the relief of agricultural stakeholders, who previously warned of the impact a cut in funding would have for the sector’s sustainability goals.
26-11-2021

New German coalition plans mandatory animal welfare label, restructuring of farm subsidies

Germany's next government will introduce compulsory livestock labelling and revise the distribution of EU agricultural subsidies, according to the coalition agreement the three parties agreed to on Wednesday (24 November). EURACTIV Germany reports.
26-11-2021

Media Partnership – Cooperativism and the ESG Agenda

In this event, the Organization of Brazilian Cooperatives discussed how to make a successful story for small producers in the international market, while a representative of the country Ministry for Agriculture delivered the country efforts to enhance this phenomenon from a legislative perspective.
24-11-2021

NEWBIE on the block: How support networks can encourage farming debutants

The lack of young farmers remains a major challenge for the agrifood world. EURACTIV takes a look at a new project exploring how newcomers can be supported in establishing resilient and sustainable farm businesses across Europe.
22-11-2021

Everything you need to know ahead of the CAP final vote

It's crunch time for the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), with lawmakers in the European Parliament set to give their green light to the reform of the EU's farming policy once and for all on Tuesday (23 November). So, what should you know ahead of the vote?
22-11-2021

What’s on the ‘horizon’ for agriculture?

With a budget of €95.5 billion for 2021-2027, Horizon Europe is the largest multiannual budget for an EU research programme, with a 30% increase compared to the previous budget framework, excluding the participation of UK beneficiaries.
22-11-2021

Horizon Europe opens new doors to fund rural digitalisation

The European Union's main research programme, Horizon Europe, opens new ways to reinforce rural digitalisation and technologies in the agri-food business through international projects and funds beyond those already earmarked in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
22-11-2021

Expert: Carbon farming ideal to boost Poland’s yields

Carbon farming practices could help Polish farmers cope with permanent drought as they could increase the productivity of their yields, an expert has told EURACTIV Poland.
19-11-2021

Agrifood Brief: FinalCAPdown (this time for real)

Yes, we know. We’ve teased you time and time again with the promise of a #FinalCAPdown. But this time, it’s the real deal. After months and months of discussions, reversals, late-night talks and last-minute deals and not one, not two,...
19-11-2021

Final CAP vote, soil strategy, AMR

This week, EURACTIV talks about what to expect from the final CAP vote in Strasbourg next week, we take a look at the EU's recently unveiled soil strategy.
19-11-2021

EU agency positively assesses methane-busting feed additive for dairy cows

A new feed additive intended to reduce methane emissions from enteric fermentation of dairy cows has been considered efficacious by the EU's food safety agency (EFSA).
19-11-2021

Commissioner to oppose CAP plans restricting support for small, medium farmers

EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowksi has said support for small and medium sized farmers is a red line for the approval of member states’ CAP strategic plans, promising to oppose plans which restrict access to funding for these farmers.
19-11-2021

Spain views carbon farming as a climate solution

Spain seeks to maintain carbon in soils destined for agriculture in its strategy against climate change with the support of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). However, producers demand more funds to compensate for their efforts.
18-11-2021

French farmers endorse carbon farming but highlight transition costs

With its low carbon strategy, the French government aims to green agriculture through the development of carbon sequestration in soils. French farmers salute the strategy but call for stronger aids for the transition to be financially sustainable.
17-11-2021

Soils to receive same legal status as air, water in first EU-wide soil health law

The European Union's soil strategy has outlined plans for a soil health law by 2023 to bring soil on the same legal footing as air and water, and EU lawmakers have warned this must be a hard deadline.
17-11-2021

Berlin says carbon farming ‘high priority’ as farmers call for further action

While carbon farming is a priority for the German government, farmers say they are not doing enough to support measures financially. Environmentalists add that some of the promoted practices have limited climate value.
16-11-2021

LEAK: Commission’s soil strategy to unveil dedicated legislative proposal in 2023

The European soil strategy commits to unveil a dedicated legislative proposal to tackle soil degradation in a harmonised way - but not until 2023, according to a leaked draft of the strategy, seen by EURACTIV.
12-11-2021

Agrifood Brief: Size matters

Another week, another public consultation. Whether it’s deforestation or the EU’s new animal welfare legislation, there’s plenty of opportunities for everyone to give their two cents on the Commission’s policy plans. This is important given that this feeds into and...
12-11-2021

British farmers call for government support to reach ‘net-zero’ agriculture

British farmers have set an ambitious strategy to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in agriculture by 2040. But for all farmers to be able to contribute, the government should step in and provide the necessary means, the National Farmers' Union of England and Wales (NFU) told EURACTIV.
11-11-2021

Commission bows to pressure to water down Green Deal ambitions in CAP plans

The European Commission's ambition to tie the EU's farming subsidies programme to the European Green Deal is set to fall victim to pressure from member states in a behind-closed-doors procedure.
11-11-2021

Environmental organisations call for action to tackle agrochemical data ‘blind spots’

Environmental and health organisations across the EU have called for action on agrochemical data 'blind spots' in an open letter, saying that it undermines the EU’s green goals and fuels mistrust in society.
10-11-2021

Agricultural implications of the COP26 methane pledge

The agriculture sector, one of the world's most significant contributors of methane, will be directly impacted by the first global commitment to cut methane emissions by at least 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.