Agrifood

25-06-2018

Organic farming: Europe’s south produces, north consumes

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Organic farmland in three countries in southern Europe accounts for 44.9% of the total across the EU but when it comes to the consumption of organic products, northern countries top the list.
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31-05-2018

Europe’s food and drink industry working with farmers

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The food and drink industry builds long-term partnerships with Europe’s farmers to secure a local agricultural supply, creates value and develops market opportunities for agricultural products and connects farmers and consumers in the food chain.
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30-05-2018

RED II: Time’s running out to save european biofuels

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As the discussions between the European Parliament and the Council continue on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive, the European Oilseed Alliance (EOA) calls on policymakers to support European rapeseed producers and acknowledge the role of the EU biofuels sector in the decarbonisation of road transport and the coproduction of proteins for animal feed.
26-03-2018

10 years of CAP simplification

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After ten years of efforts, the European Commission and the member states are still trying to find ways to make the complex framework of the European Common Agricultural Policy simple and effective.  
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No sugar-sweetened soft drinks in secondary schools by end of 2018
13-03-2018

No sugar-sweetened soft drinks in secondary schools by end of 2018

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The European soft drinks industry has committed to stop offering sugar-sweetened drinks for sale in secondary schools across Europe and to provide only no-calorie and low-calorie options by the end of 2018.
25-01-2018

Ecosystem services of EU forests

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Forests cover 40% of Europe’s territory and provide a multitude of ecosystem services that contribute to the health of the environment and human wellbeing.
20-12-2017

How can the CAP combat rural poverty and land abandonment?

Agriculture is a vital pillar of Europe’s rural economies, providing jobs and supporting rural communities.
05-12-2017

How important is a healthy breakfast in our lives?

The World Health Organisation says that more than 60% of children who are overweight before puberty will be overweight in early adulthood.
15-11-2017

Beyond the CAP: Complementarity in EU rural development funding

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Many rural areas suffer from high levels of unemployment and lack vital infrastructure like high-speed internet and transport connections: the EU’s rural residents are up to twice as likely as city-dwellers to experience poverty or social exclusion.
26-07-2017

Who is driving quality in EU agri-food?

The EU’s Southern member states are the leading producers of foods certified by EU quality schemes: between them, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Greece account for 70% of the total.
28-04-2017

EU agricultural income since 2005

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Challenges ranging from volatile markets, high input costs and the Russian ban on agricultural exports to sluggish Chinese demand, have put a great deal of pressure on the income of EU farmers
07-03-2017

Spain’s contribution to global agri-trade

Global trade has its ups and downs and the numbers involved are often difficult to comprehend. EURACTIV's partner EFEAGRO visualises EU agri-trade, with a focus on Spain's contribution, in this infographic.
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20-02-2017

Savoury snacks: A sense of responsibility

Made from staple raw materials such as vegetables or grains, savoury snacks encompass a wide variety of products including, among others, potato crisps, puffed snacks, corn chips/tortillas, crackers and snack nuts.
22-12-2016

Spanish agriculture in numbers

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Spain is home to almost one million agricultural and livestock businesses, covering 30 million hectares of land and employing some 750,000 people.
The Cap and the Digital Single Market
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The CAP and the Digital Single Market

Internet connectivity has become vital to modern agriculture.
Farming 4.0: The future of agriculture?
07-11-2016

Farming 4.0: The future of agriculture?

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Rising demand for bigger yields and higher environmental protection has put pressure on the agricultural sector to “produce more with less”. Smart Farming or “farming 4.0.” could hold the key.
Agriculture in Germany
05-10-2016

Structural changes in Germany as a result of climbing agricultural land price

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Family farms still largely dominate German agriculture, having to adapt to an industry that demands more efficiency and cost-effective production.
The facts about the CAP
29-06-2016

The facts about the CAP 2014-2020

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The EU and its member states will spend over €191 billion by 2020 to help the bloc’s farming sector go green.
Agriculture, growth and jobs: what role for the CAP?
25-04-2016

Agriculture, growth and jobs: what role for the CAP?

Europe’s agri-food industry provides 46 million jobs in 15 million businesses, accounting for 6% of the EU’s GDP.
The challenge of ensuring the long term viability of EU farming
18-04-2016

The challenge of ensuring the long term viability of EU farming

While employment is a key objective for rural development, an ageing working force on farms has become an impediment  for rural areas in the EU.
Organic Farming in the EU
23-03-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Organic farming in the EU

Today, organic farming plays an increasingly bigger role on the world’s agricultural stage. In the European Union, the use of organic agricultural land has almost doubled in recent years.
EU agricultural emissions
23-02-2016

INFOGRAPHIC: EU agricultural emissions: On the table

In 2012, agriculture was responsible for over 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. Meat production is a significant factor.
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04-11-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Can innovation feed the world?

SPECIAL REPORT / Global population is expected to rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to UN projections. Food production will have to double to meet nutritional needs.
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08-10-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: How much greener is the new CAP?

Green policies play a key role in the new CAP for 2014-2020. According to the latest data, about €62 billion, is earmarked for the “greening envelope” of direct payments, and €50.4 billion from the Rural Development budget.