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Agrifood 30-03-2021

Prohibitive prices, lack of support slowing uptake of biological pesticides in Poland

On the back of an increasing body of research pointing to their harmful effects, the EU is gearing up to slash the use and risk of pesticides in half by 2030. But alternatives are currently expensive and poorly promoted in Poland. EURACTIV Poland reports. 
Agrifood 29-03-2021

EU must not risk becoming an ‘agricultural museum’, stakeholders warn

The EU must up the ante when it comes to innovation if it is to align high levels of agricultural production with the vision of a more sustainable future, as set out in the Green Deal, according to EU lawmakers,...
Agrifood 29-03-2021

CAP super trilogue brings ‘good atmosphere’ but few decisions

An ambitious meeting called by the Portuguese EU presidency on Friday (26 March) to seek a breakthrough in talks on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) talks did not settle all the issues on the table although negotiators considered it a step in the right direction.
Agrifood 26-03-2021

Agrifood Brief: CAP super-trilogue – what’s on the menu?

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. This week: EURACTIV gives a recap on what to expect from the so-called “super-trilogue” on the...
Agrifood 26-03-2021

Croatian organisations fight to preserve seed as a basic human right

Bolstered by its own commercial production of seeds, Croatia has become one of the top EU countries for organic agricultural production. But organic farmers now fear that the introduction of a new Seed Act may jeopardise this. EURACTIV Croatia reports.
Agrifood 25-03-2021

Agroecology transitional costs major hurdle to uptake, warns French advisory body

Producing more while reducing the impact on the climate and the environment: this is the challenge facing the agricultural world today, presented as one of the keys to a successful green transition by the French and European public authorities. EURACTIV France explores the potential of agroecology in squaring this circle.
Agrifood 22-03-2021

Sustainable farming ambitions: between the CAP and the Green Deal

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After years of negotiations, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for reaching a deal on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). However, much has changed in the EU policy landscape when it comes to...
Agrifood 17-03-2021

Spain’s agri-minister: We are EU’s ‘vegetable garden’ thanks to innovation, quality

Spain is the "vegetable garden of Europe" and the sector remains competitive thanks to a combination of quality, innovation and meeting consumer demands, the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, told EURACTIV's partner EFE agro.
Agrifood 17-03-2021

EU farmers boss: Commission leaving agri sector to wait like ‘animals for slaughter’

By choosing to impose green objectives without undertaking a comprehensive impact assessment, the European Commission is leaving the EU farming sector vulnerable and waiting like “animals to be slaughtered”, according to the head of the EU farmers association.
Agrifood 12-03-2021

Agrifood Brief: Here come the girls

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   This week: EURACTIV spoke with Portuguese agricultural minister Maria do Céu Antunes, who is the current chair...
Agrifood 05-03-2021

Agrifood Brief: ‘Buttergate’ – could it spread to Europe?

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   This week: EURACTIV takes a look at why butter is hitting the headlines in Canada...
Agrifood 01-03-2021

Portuguese presidency calls ‘super trilogue’ to seek CAP breakthrough

Portugal's agriculture minister Maria do Céu Antunes will convene by the end of March a joint negotiation meeting with all the three European parliament's rapporteurs to bring about a breakthrough in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) talks.
Agrifood 01-03-2021

Hungary: Greens are ‘gunning’ for EU agricultural subsidies system

Hungary's agriculture ministry has launched a scathing attack on the Greens/EFA political group after the publication of a damning report detailing the misuse of EU farming subsidy money in the country. 
Agrifood 26-02-2021

Agrifood Brief: More w(h)ining than dining – MEP’s beef with agri promotion

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   This week: EURACTIV speaks with Green MEP Viola von Cramon about a new report released which found...
Agrifood 26-02-2021

Systemic misuse of EU agri grants in Central-Eastern Europe, report finds

Common agricultural subsidies continue to be systematically misused across countries in Central and Eastern Europe, despite numerous attempts by the European Commission to remediate the issue, according to a new report commissioned by the Greens/EFA political group.
Agrifood 19-02-2021

EU’s family farming model at risk of dying out, warns MEP

Family farming as we know it is under threat and this may be the last generation of EU family farmers, according to Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus, who raised concerns over land concentration and called for a larger safety net for small farms. 
Agrifood 17-02-2021

Fight over inclusion of labour rights in CAP heats up

The ongoing debate over the inclusion of provisions on workers' rights in the reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has kicked up a notch with the publication of a letter from more than 300 European organisations advocating for social conditionality.
Agrifood 28-01-2021

Agricultural Statistics Explained

EURACTIV takes a closer look at agricultural statistics - Why do they matter, why should we care?
Agrifood 22-01-2021

Agrifood Brief: A 5-column clover for luck with CAP

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   This week: we speak with Green MEP Eleonora Evi about the differences...
Agrifood 22-01-2021

Parliament defies Council on decoupling crisis reserve from CAP budget

The crisis reserve fund remains an outstanding issue in the otherwise advancing talks on the reform of the EU's Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), as positions of the European Parliament and EU farm ministers on the issue are still far apart.
Agrifood 15-01-2021

Agrifood Brief: Deal signed, sealed, but goods not delivered

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team speaks with Paul Kelly, director of Food...
Agrifood 15-01-2021

Commission lists agroecology, animal welfare as core environmental practices

The European Commission has unveiled the first list of environmentally friendly practices that could receive EU funding in the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the EU's farming subsidy programme.
Agrifood 22-12-2020

CAP gets too much flak for effects on developing countries, says expert

Critics of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy’s (CAP) for its effect on developing African countries have an exaggerated view of its importance outside Europe, although some specific areas and particular products remain a cause for concern, according to a CAP expert.
Agrifood 02-12-2020

Digitalisation in agriculture: Mission impossible?

The German Agriculture Ministry and the European Agricultural Research Initiative examined what politics and research can do to effectively tackle the problem of digitisation in agriculture at an online conference on Wednesday (2 December). EURACTIV Germany reports.