About: agricultural policy

Agrifood 21-09-2017

EU and GMOs: The case for a knowledge-based society

Albert Einstein said, “It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.” A persistent prejudice in the EU is that against GMOs. An EU court judgment has restated that fears are unfounded, but will Europe take the opportunity to become a science-based society, ask Roberto Defez and Dennis Eriksson.
Agrifood 07-04-2016

A new and better food supply chain for a new and better EU

Measures have been tried and tested within the EU in an attempt to solve the woes currently affecting the bloc’s agricultural sector: to little success, writes José Manuel Roche Ramo.
Agrifood 21-10-2015

Europeans deserve a better agricultural and food policy

Organic research and exchange of good practices must empower farmers to move towards resilient farming systems, write Bart Staes, José Bové and Martin Häusling.
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Agrifood 15-09-2015

How Ukraine’s chicken king could benefit from EU largesse

Future European investment in Ukraine’s booming agricultural sector are set to be conditioned to reforms and a crackdown on graft. But those reforms may result in the wholesale suspension of regulation in the agricultural sector and land grabbing, writes Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath
Strive Masiyiwa [Project Syndicate]
Development Policy 23-06-2014

Africa’s Farms of the Future

African agriculture is a sleeping giant: the odds are against Africa's farmers, but the potential for economic growth is huge. It's time to wake up the giant with action on policy, investment and technology, writes Strive Masiyiwa.
Roland Bunch, an agro-ecologist, in Malawi.
Development Policy 30-05-2014

EU should support local solutions to Sub-Saharan droughts

As the EU continues work and investment in the conflict-stricken Mali, supporting locally-evolved and adapted solutions can help solve one of the sources of violence, food insecurity, writes Roland Bunch.
Agrifood 27-07-2012

GMOs: “Anne Glover, you are wrong”

An interview by EURACTIV with Anne Glover, European Commission chief scientific adviser, on GMO crops  triggered a response on EURACTIV.fr last week (27 July) from French MEP Corinne Lepage. Lepage says Glover was "wrong" to state there was "no more risk in eating GMO food than eating conventionally farmed food."

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