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  • Europe’s transport decarbonisation

    17-06-2019

    The Green Energy Platform, led by the think tank Farm Europe, organised a workshop in Brussels on Wednesday (12 June) to present the results of the ‘2030 Transport Decarbonisation Options’ study, conducted by the consultancy firm Navigant.

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  • The future EU livestock sector

    31-05-2019

    In this series of articles, EURACTIV will focus on the future of the EU livestock sector and food system in light of the rising global population and increasing demands to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • The EU future of new plant breeding techniques

    21-05-2019

    New plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) emerged as an innovative agricultural solution in the last decade, allowing the development of new plant varieties by modifying the DNA of the seeds and plant cells.

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  • The bioeconomy in the post-2020 CAP

    23-04-2019

    Over 18 million people across the EU were employed in the bioeconomy in 2015 – mainly in the agriculture, food and beverage sectors, according to the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

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  • Innovation in post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy

    25-03-2019

    The digitisation of the EU farming sector, necessary to enable it to compete with the rising global competition, has taken centre stage in the discussions over the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The European Commission has made it clear that providing …

  • Tobacco control: What’s next?

    Health 22-03-2019

    Tobacco consumption is the most significant cause of premature death in the EU, according to the European Commission. It is responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths every year.

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  • Is there room for women farmers in the CAP?

    05-03-2019

    Lawmakers in the European Parliament believe that women have a key role to play in helping to revive rural areas. However, discrimination against women in the farming sector is still widespread.

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  • Developing Single Market resilience

    27-02-2019

    Policymakers and relevant stakeholders want a further deepening of the Single Market, but they also value keeping 'the EU's main asset' safe from internal and external shocks. Celebrating its 25th anniversary last year, EU lawmakers called for a move away from simple rhetoric towards real delivery and completion of the market.

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  • Young people and women in EU farming

    11-02-2019

    The EU farming sector is faced with an ageing population. In 2016 only 11% of farm managers in the EU were young farmers under the age of 40 years, according to Eurostat.

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  • Can space technologies improve drinking water quality?

    20-12-2018

    The use of space technologies in different sectors of the EU economy has seen an increase lately. Advocates suggest that satellite data could help improve or even optimise production, from agricultural practices to drinking water processing.

  • Short food supply chains in Europe’s south

    19-12-2018

    The concept of short food supply chains (SFSC), where intermediaries between farmers and consumers are removed, was introduced in the 2014-2020 CAP and has risen in recent years. According to a study carried out by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), …

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  • COP24: Options to decarbonise transport

    10-12-2018

    Transport is the only sector of the economy whose GHG emissions are increasing globally, scientists have warned.

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