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Agrifood 13-07-2020

Rural broadband – Challenges and opportunities

The economic competitiveness of regions, and notably rural regions, depends on good connectivity. This means not just roads and railways, but also internet highways. Connectivity to fast internet in rural areas is still almost half of what it is on...
Agrifood 01-07-2020

Food security & Climate change post-COVID – Improving the sustainability of EU agriculture

The Covid-19 pandemic has raised questions about the fragility of our food supply, putting food security back on the agenda. Coupled with the on-going threat of climate change, agriculture has a crucial role to play to ensure European food remains...
Agrifood 17-03-2020

Balancing the agriculture supply chain, Spanish and community objectives.

The food value chain - primary, industry and distribution - lives in an unbalanced situation, in which farmers and ranchers are the most affected, with prices that are sometimes lower than production costs.
Agrifood 26-02-2020

Can good food be sold at the smallest price?

Can a pork cutlet which is on special offer be of high quality and still feed the farmer who produced it? Given the current imbalance in Germany's food industry, EURACTIV Germany travelled to Brandenburg to discuss good food and fair prices with one of the region's organic farmer.
Agrifood 08-10-2019

Digital Farming: Driving productivity and a more sustainable way of farming

Agriculture faces many evolving challenges, some from the past and some yet to come.
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Agrifood 22-03-2019

The future of farming is sustainable and connected

Agriculture is a difficult business involving a lot of different aspects such as the quality of the food, the environment and the economic situation of the farmers.
Agrifood 28-01-2019

How does digitisation influence the work of Polish farmers?

The digitisation of agriculture, or the use of new technologies to improve productivity and production, is playing an increasingly important role in the Polish countryside nowadays.
Agrifood 07-11-2018

Science in the future of agriculture: Can innovation double food production – and improve sustainability?

The European farming sector is facing a number of challenges – producing more and better food from shrinking arable land for a growing population, while preserving the environment and ensuring good living standards for farmers.
Development Policy 20-12-2017

Development through agriculture, the farmer’s way

Belgian farmer Remy Schiffeleers founded the association "Farmers Without Borders" 30 years ago, inviting young farmers from Benin, Senegal, Mali come to Belgium and learn how to produce goat cheese.
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Agrifood 13-06-2017

The importance of precision farming for EU agriculture

On May 23rd, 2017, over 70 experts met at Yara’s R&D center for a workshop combining live demonstrations of precision farming tools and panel discussions.
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Agrifood 27-04-2017

Help nature – change agriculture

Europe's food and farming system is broken. It's not protecting farmers, nature or people. We can change it now: http://www.wwf.eu/living_land/
The EU's commitment to agricultural innovation is also a benefit to the consumer
Agrifood 28-07-2016

The EU’s commitment to agricultural innovation is also a benefit to the consumer

In innovation, 21st century agriculture and the food industry have the key tool needed for more efficient and sustainable production.
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Precision agriculture: future of the CAP?
Agrifood 15-07-2016

Precision agriculture: future of the CAP?

Increasing yields and the quality of the production while reducing energy consumption and inputs or "produce more with less" is the principle of precision agriculture (PA).
UK Young Farmers II: challenges ahead
Brexit 13-07-2016

UK Young Farmers II: Challenges ahead

Young farmers at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show talked to EURACTIV about the future of farming, EU subsidies and the challenges ahead in the UK.
UK Young Farmers I : future of farming
Brexit 13-07-2016

UK Young Farmers I: Future of farming

Young farmers at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show talked to EURACTIV about the future of farming, EU subsidies and the challenges ahead in the UK.
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EURACTIV highlights - stakeholders debate the CAP
Agrifood 29-04-2016

EURACTIV highlights – stakeholders debate the CAP

Highlights of stakeholder workshops to debate the latest CAP reforms. Organised and filmed by the EURACTIV network in Brussels, Italy, France, Greece, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and the UK.
The challenge of ensuring the long term viability of EU farming
Agrifood 13-04-2016

The challenge of ensuring the long term viability of EU farming

The EU gives millions of euros in subsidies to its member states to develop their rural areas and ensure the long-term viability of the European farming sector.
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Agrifood 27-02-2015

MEPs, NGOs at odds over effect of Europe’s GMO stance on developing world

It took Europe three years to break the deadlock on Genetically Modified Organisms. The European Parliament decided last month to give member states the choice to ban or allow the cultivation of GM crops.
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Transport 16-02-2015

Biofuels: Which future are you working for?

Did you know that every car in Europe uses a blend of biofuels? This is because of EU law. And to meet this demand, global production of biofuels has skyrocketed.
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Agrifood 22-01-2015

Bill, Melinda Gates advocate GMOs to a Brussels audience

On Thursday (22 January), Bill and Melinda Gates spoke to a Brussels audience, which didn’t appear shocked by their endorsement of GMO crops.
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Agrifood 31-12-2014

What Next for Sustainable Agriculture in Europe?

The new CAP reform will fully apply in 2015. Among other changes, 30% of direct payments will now depend on farmer’s implementation of environmental measures to protect Europe’s water, soil and biodiversity. While the framework is taking effect, we are looking at a new leadership in the Commission and the European Parliament that will steer the EU’s agriculture decision for the next five years.
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Agrifood 17-06-2014

Agriculture seen as sticky point in TTIP trade talks between EU, US

EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolo? met US Agriculture State Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday in Brussels to discuss the relations between the US and the EU in agricultural matters.
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Agrifood 27-02-2014

UN Global Compact: Consultation on the Food and Agriculture Business Principles, Brussels

The Consultation on the Food and Agriculture Business Principles (FAB Principles) was hosted by Paolo De Castro, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament, in Brussels on 11 February 2014.   To advance the positive impact that business can have on sustainable agriculture, the UN Global Compact is facilitating the development of voluntary FAB Principles in collaboration with the private sector, key civil society organizations and experts.   The FAB Principles will art
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Agrifood 11-10-2013

Pour une Europe sans OGM

Oui à la biodiversité, non aux OGM!   Refuser les OGM, c’est aussi contribuer au développement d’une agriculture de proximité, saine et respectueuse de l’environnement. C’est aider les agriculteurs à regagner une vraie...
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