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Agrifood 02-12-2021

CAP eco-schemes: Not all that glitters is gold, warn NGOs

Fewer than a fifth of eco-schemes, designed to reward environmentally-minded farmers in the EU, are likely to deliver on their stated environmental objectives according to a new report by prominent European NGOs which analyses member states' green plans for the agricultural sector.
Agrifood 30-11-2021

German Greens’ pick for agri minister is a prominent pragmatist, but farming newbie

Germany’s designated agriculture minister, Cem Özdemir, has no previous experience to show in the field. But, as long-term Green party chief, he says he has learned how to “build bridges”, and as a former MEP, he is no stranger to European politics.
Agrifood 26-11-2021

Agrifood Brief: It ain’t over ’til it’s over

So, in the immortal words of the Looney Toons, that’s all folks - the CAP is officially a wrap.
Agrifood 23-11-2021

CAP reform: Signed, sealed – now all eyes are on how it will deliver

The European Parliament has signed off on the reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, meaning it is all systems go for the next steps of the contentious reform, over which the Parliament has vowed to keep a watchful eye.
Agrifood 22-11-2021

Everything you need to know ahead of the CAP final vote

It's crunch time for the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), with lawmakers in the European Parliament set to give their green light to the reform of the EU's farming policy once and for all on Tuesday (23 November). So, what should you know ahead of the vote?
Agrifood 19-11-2021

Spain views carbon farming as a climate solution

Spain seeks to maintain carbon in soils destined for agriculture in its strategy against climate change with the support of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). However, producers demand more funds to compensate for their efforts.
Agrifood 26-10-2021

Commission dismisses calls for more transparency in drafting CAP plans

The European Commission has dismissed calls for more transparency in the drafting of the Common Agricultural Policy strategic plans, saying an excessive focus on this risks overburdening the process and missing the big picture.
Agrifood 20-10-2021

CAP reform – How will EU Member States deliver on their CAP Strategic Plans?

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, proposed by the European Commission in June 2018, introduces a more flexible, performance and results-based approach that takes into account local conditions and needs, while increasing EU level ambitions in terms of sustainability.
Agrifood 15-10-2021

Agrifood Brief: Beef game

The worldwide success of the newest Netflix series, 'Squid Game', showed how Korean culture can be easily exported across Europe. But when it comes to food, South Korea is also getting ready to import European beef (again).
Agrifood 14-10-2021

EU member states struggling with tight deadline for ‘CAP strategic plans’

A third of EU member states have expressed concerns over meeting an end-of-year deadline for submitting their national strategic plans under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), including the agriculture Commissioner's home country Poland, according to sources.
Agrifood 06-10-2021

German agri minister slams Commission over trade agreement sustainability

German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner has urged the European Commission to insist on more consistent sustainability standards when negotiating future free trade agreements with third countries.
Agrifood 30-09-2021

What is the current consensus on the CAP?

The EU’s farming subsidy programme, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), is relentlessly debated at the EU level.
Agrifood 29-09-2021

Policy loopholes mean EU farming is haemorrhaging water, say auditors

The European Court of Auditors has condemned weak, and poorly enforced policies that they say give farmers a free pass to abuse water use, levying damning criticism at EU's farming subsidy programme.
Agrifood 27-09-2021

Commission says Germany lags behind in reducing agriculture emissions

The European Commission has highlighted Germany's lack of progress in reducing emissions by implementing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Industry associations also see current plans as falling short of the mark. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Agrifood 24-09-2021

New German arable strategy fails to impress environmentalists, organic farmers

Although Germany's annual harvest and arable farming report was revised at the end of August to take account of the climate crisis, it still includes changes that remain just 'symbolic politics' for environmentalist NGOs and organic farmers.
Agrifood 23-09-2021

Ball now in court of German states to protect species in agriculture

Germany must do more to promote the protection of biodiversity when implementing the EU agricultural reform, the European Commission has said. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 22-09-2021

How will Germany implement the CAP’s green targets?

EU farm ministers agreed to a new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in July that favours "greener" farming practices, with terms like "eco-schemes" and environmental "conditionality" taking centre stage during the negotiations. But what does this concretely mean for German agriculture? EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 20-09-2021

Germany’s roadmap for greener CAP subsidies

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EU countries have been given more freedom than ever to implement national agricultural policies that are more climate and environmentally friendly. But where does Germany stand when it comes to implementing the EU's plans for a greener agriculture?
Agrifood 20-09-2021

German farmers, environmentalists slam current state of eco-schemes

Farmers and environmentalists are calling on Germany to improve the implementation of the green architecture in the Common Agricultural Policy. But between German elections and looming deadlines, it is unclear whether this can be done on time. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 14-09-2021

Upcoming election could shake up Germany’s stance on gene editing, CAP funding

As the campaign for Germany's 26 September federal elections approaches crunch time, EURACTIV Germany took a look at what the elections could mean for key agricultural policy issues - from scrapping farmers’ direct payments to the use of new genomic techniques.
Agrifood 10-09-2021

CAP reform passes first Parliamentary hurdle to win provisional approval

Lawmakers have given their green light to a provisional deal on the contentious reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), its first hurdle before final parliamentary approval, expected in November.
Agrifood 30-08-2021

CAP deal lays ground for third ‘social’ pillar

The post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform agreement struck in June introduced a new concept of social dimension that bears the potential to build a third "pillar" for the EU's farming subsidy programme in the near future.
Agrifood 27-08-2021

Agrifood CAPitals: Some well-earned R&R

In this first CAPitals brief, the EURACTIV network takes a look at 13 EU country's recovery and resilience (R&R) plans. From digital to food security, what do these plans hold in store for the agrifood sector?
Agrifood 24-08-2021

Green agri goals achievable but risk being undermined by carbon leakage – report

Sustainability goals in the agrifood sector are achievable but risk being undermined by weak trade policies, a new assessment by the European Commission’s in-house scientists has found.