About: fertiliser

Agrifood 02-06-2022

Berlin and Brussels find nitrate compromise after decade-long debate

After a long back-and-forth, Germany's agriculture ministry has found a compromise with the European Commission over the implementation of the EU's Nitrate Directive, meaning it will likely avoid multi-million euro fines. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 04-04-2022

EU lawmakers call on Commission to end meat promotion amid Ukraine crisis

EU lawmakers across party groups have called on the European Commission to stop promoting meat consumption as the war in Ukraine impacts global food supply and leads to feed shortages in the EU.
Agrifood 30-03-2022

German fertiliser mining could come out on top amid Belarus embargo

While the EU has banned the import of potash, a key mineral fertiliser, from Belarus as part of the sanctions regime, test drilling for additional potash mines in Eastern Germany looks promising.
Agrifood 24-02-2022

Ministers, EU lawmakers worried over rising farm production prices

After farmers have been complaining about high production costs for months, the escalating Russia Ukraine crisis has given the issue additional urgency. National agriculture ministers as well as EU lawmakers have expressed concerns about the situation.
Agrifood 14-01-2022

Agrifood Brief: Starting off with a (C)BAM

You ought to know this by now: agri-food policy embraces other policies too. Which means it shouldn't be a surprise that even the proposal of a levy for carbon-intensive imports has important repercussions on European farming.
Agrifood 29-10-2021

Hard or soft law: what’s the status of EU sustainable agriculture goals?

With the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Commission wants to make the policy more performance oriented. However, non-binding targets and national leeway might hinder the Commission’s quest to keep track of results.

Carbon border levy should start with steel, cement and fertilisers, says Poland

Steel, cement and fertilisers should be among the first sectors protected by the upcoming carbon levy to safeguard European business from cheaper, CO2 intensive imports, according to Poland.
Agrifood 20-05-2020

Commission upholds highly ambitious targets to transform EU food system

After several delays, the EU's new flagship food policy was finally released on Wednesday (20 May), confirming the aspiration of the EU executive to transform the European way of producing, distributing and consuming food.
Agrifood 30-03-2020

German Bundesrat approves new fertiliser regulation after decade of stalemate

At the last minute, the German Bundesrat approved a new fertiliser regulation to avoid having to pay high penalties to the EU on Friday. But many farmers are afraid of going bankrupt, now that they will not be allowed to use as much fertiliser, starting in 2021. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 23-01-2020

Leave nothing to waste in agriculture: Spain’s race to top circular economy

The agrifood sector has no intention of staying behind in the race for leading the circular economy, in which everything, even the tiniest waste from crops and industries, can have an added value and help the economic, environmental and social sustainability. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAGRO reports.
Agrifood 05-09-2019

World’s sixty largest meat, dairy and fish farms ranked in new sustainability index

A group of concerned investors has examined the sustainability of the world's largest fattening farms and dairy factories that supply the global food industry. And the results aren't mouth-watering, EURACTIV Germany reports.