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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.