Agrifood Archives

  • Can the next CAP measure its green performance?

    11-09-2017

    The discussion about the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy has kicked off as well as the talks about the policy’s long-term green obligations.

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  • The added value of EU quality schemes

    24-07-2017

    Europe’s farmers are coming under extraordinary financial pressure as shifting export markets and volatile prices take their toll. But new markets are emerging and consumers in Europe and beyond are increasingly choosing to buy high-quality products from the EU.

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  • Regulating consumers?

    Health 19-06-2017

    Over the years, sales and marketing restrictions have piled up on food, drinks and alcohol products. Some are now beginning to worry about a “slippery slope” where tobacco-style regulations – and taxation – are being applied to a whole range of consumer products in the name of public health objectives.

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  • Rural Renaissance

    Biofuels 08-05-2017

    Developing rural areas across Europe has emerged as a necessity in order for the EU to meet a wide range of economic, environmental and social challenges.

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  • Farmers under pressure

    24-04-2017

    EU farmers’ income has come under rising pressure from a number of factors, ranging from climate change, high input costs, the Russia embargo and sluggish demand from China.

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  • EU farming getting smarter

    20-03-2017

    The European Union is exploring ways of helping its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) enter the digital era after 2020.

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  • Agricultural trade

    20-02-2017

    Can new niche markets save EU farmers’ income? How should the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy look like in order to support an export-driven farming sector?

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  • Agriculture: Towards more efficient resource allocation

    14-12-2016

    The talks about the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy have already started, and several stakeholders claim that the next CAP should help EU farmers adjust to a competitive international environment.

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  • Growth and jobs: Where does the CAP stand?

    24-10-2016

    The latest reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) placed the emphasis on greening aspects and continued the move away from production-oriented subsidies.

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  • Germany’s agricultural challenges

    26-09-2016

    Despite its small size relative to the country's GDP, agriculture is a political heavyweight with the German government. With far-reaching changes to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy about to take effect, EURACTIV.com looks at the implications for the German agricultural sector.

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  • The main challenges facing the CAP

    25-07-2016

    The new Common Agricultural Policy for the period 2014-2020 is faced with a number of challenges but at the same time, it could help EU farmers take a step forward and adjust to rising competitiveness worldwide.

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  • Sustainable farming

    18-04-2016

    Policymakers agree that agriculture will play a crucial role in addressing the planet’s most pressing challenges – whether on food production, health or the preservation of the environment. But transforming the dominant agricultural model could be the greatest challenge of all.

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