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Agrifood 08-11-2018

Europe should protect its farmers, not big food multinationals

MEPs working on the 'unfair trade practices' directive risk handing a series of victories to food multinationals in the name of 'fairness for all', argues Christian Verschueren
Competition 12-07-2018

Micro-regulating trading practices between food multinationals and retail will end up in consumers paying

As the European elections and the change of Commission loom next year, the Commission is in a hurry to get its last proposals out and parliamentarians are keen to complete their scrutiny before the campaign trail beckons, writes Christian Verschueren.
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Agrifood 28-04-2017

A new EU agricultural policy for people and nature

Despite previous reforms, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) largely continues to support a resource-intensive and high-impact agricultural model which is not fit for today’s societal and environmental challenges, writes Jabier Ruiz.
Agrifood 04-09-2015

Europe must come to grips with the CAP

The European Union has adopted a piecemeal approach to the crises hitting the bloc’s milk and livestock sector,  write Yves Madre and Luc Vernet.
Development Policy 18-03-2015

Putting the brakes on New Alliance land grabs

What kind of role should the private sector have in the post-2015 fight against poverty and food insecurity? And how should EU governments ensure it is genuinely inclusive and responsible? Yaekob Metena explores the possibilities.
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.
Agrifood 11-10-2010

Risk management in agriculture: Towards market solutions in the EU

With volatility in agriculture set to increase, EU policy should focus on empowering farmers to take their own risk management decisions and have access to a range of instruments and strategies – with more direct interventions as a last resort, writes Claire Schaffnit-Chatterjee, a senior analyst at Deutsche Bank (DB) Research.
Energy 29-08-2007

Biofuels: Farm Aid, Not Foe

In its new publication ‘Biofuels for Transport’, the Worldwatch Institute examines how biofuels can reach their potential to strengthen energy security, promote economic development and protect the environment.
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