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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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?

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.