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Agrifood 20-05-2022

German development minister understands India’s wheat export ban

India restricting its wheat exports amid the tense global market situation is understandable due to the prevailing drought in the country, German Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Svenja Schulze said. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 20-05-2022

Blinken accuses Russia of using food as a weapon in Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Russia on Thursday (19 May) of using food as a weapon in Ukraine by holding "hostage" supplies for not just Ukrainians, but also millions around the world.
Agrifood 19-05-2022

MEPs ask to pause CAP biodiversity requirements amid Ukraine war

The majority group leaders of the European Parliament's agriculture committee asked the Commission to consider temporary derogations of the EU’s already adopted agriculture subsidies reform in light of the war in Ukraine.
Agrifood 17-05-2022

Yemen’s wheat industry urges international action to avert mass famine

Urgent international action is needed to avert a mass famine in Yemen on a never-before seen scale due to the Ukraine war, according to the country's largest wheat importer, the HSA Group, who wrote to leaders ahead of a UN summit this week. 
Agrifood 13-05-2022

Ukraine minister seeks G7 help to export 40 million tonnes of grain

Global food security and the impact of Russia’s invasion are high on the agenda of the G7 agriculture ministers meeting on Friday and Saturday (13-14 May), with Ukrainian minister Mykola Solskyj as a special guest.
Agrifood 13-05-2022

Commission slams Slovakia’s proposed restriction of grain, cereal exports

Slovakia has tabled a proposal that would restrict agricultural commodities exports in light of the war in Ukraine, a move the European Commission has condemned, warning any bans of this nature to destabilise markets and lead to price increases.
Agrifood 11-05-2022

Germany lobbies EU to suspend crop rotation rules

German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir is lobbying the European Commission to postpone a new regulation on crop rotation so that farmers can grow more wheat in view of the war in Ukraine. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 10-05-2022

Play nice if you want our agri-trade: EU hangs food security threat over Turkey

Turkey must play by the rules if it hopes to strengthen its agricultural relations with the EU in order to bolster its food security in light of the Ukraine war, member states stressed ahead of a high-level meeting this week.
Agrifood 06-05-2022

Agrifood Brief: Who’s afraid of Farm to Fork?

Has the recent debate over food security somehow compromised the sustainable ambitions of the Green Deal food chapter, the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy? That’s the question that – very timidly – many in EU the bubble have started to...
Agrifood 03-05-2022

German agri minister wants to help export-blocked Ukrainian grain

Ukraine needs logistical support for the export of crucial agricultural products currently impacted by Russia's aggression, German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir, who wants to mobilise fellow G7 countries to help Ukraine, has said
Agrifood 29-04-2022

Bulgarian farmers in line for unprecedented state funding to ensure food security

The Bulgarian government will allocate a record €560 million budget to ensure the country's food security in light of the war in Ukraine, but the country's agriculture minister has warned this is still insufficient to support the ailing sector.
Agrifood 28-04-2022

Romania moves to fill agricultural hole left by Ukraine war

As one of the leading agricultural producers of the EU, Romania is mobilising to fill some of the gaps left by Russian and Ukrainian exporters. EURACTIV Romania explores how the war is re-shaping the country's agricultural priorities.
Agrifood 28-04-2022

Timmermans: Scaremongering on food security ‘dishonest, irresponsible’

Spreading fears of food shortages is “irresponsible and dishonest”, according to European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans, who accused critics of using the war as a "pretext" to derail the EU’s green farming ambitions.
Agrifood 27-04-2022

How has the Ukraine war impacted the EU’s food security?

Between soaring food prices and feed shortages, the war in Ukraine has rocked the EU’s agri-food sector and thrown an age-old issue back into the limelight: food security.
Agrifood 22-04-2022

Albania increased Russian wheat imports since Ukraine war

Albania imported 10,000 tonnes of wheat from Russia in March 2021, following the latter's invasion of Ukraine - an increase of 20% from the first quarter prior to the war, and an increase of 100% on last year's figures.
Agrifood 21-04-2022

Greek agri minister: Ukraine war to shake up Greek CAP plan

Greece is planning to reshape its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plan in light of the Ukraine war to strengthen resilience and expand farmers' finance and risk management tools, Georgios Georgantas told EURACTIV Greece in an interview.
Agrifood 20-04-2022

Germany calls for global food security alliance

German development minister Svenja Schulze is travelling to the World Bank Group's spring meetings in Washington with a clear mission: G7 and donor countries should form a food security alliance to tackle the global food crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 13-04-2022

Germany must send aid, change diet amid global food crisis, says official

To help solve the food price crisis, Germany must quickly send aid to import-dependent countries but also change its diet and consume less meat, Niels Annen, parliamentary state secretary at Germany's economic cooperation and development ministry told EURACTIV Germany in an interview.
Agrifood 08-04-2022

Agrifood Brief: A little less conversation, a little more action please

What do Elvis and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have in common? Besides their debonair good looks and suave style, more importantly, both want us to know: It’s now or never.
Agrifood 07-04-2022

Germany to use controversial biomass amid energy crisis

Biomass will be used to meet particularly high energy demands, according to the German government's so-called "Easter Package", which aims to use agricultural raw materials for energy production in response to the war in Ukraine.
Agrifood 07-04-2022

Germany split over ramping up food production

The debate over scrapping environmental measures to produce more food and mitigate problems caused by the Ukraine war has split German policymakers and so far, federal and regional governments have not been able to find a middle ground.
Agrifood 06-04-2022

Agriculture Commissioner: It is ‘prudent’ to prioritise upping EU food production

Increasing food production in Europe is a priority in light of the Ukraine war, according to the EU's agri-boss, who detailed how the European Commission encourages member states can do this through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Agrifood 05-04-2022

EU-wide protein strategy on the cards as Commission changes its tune

The European Commission has now backed the creation of an EU-wide protein strategy, U-turning on a previous position after persistent lobbying from MEPs and member states.
Agrifood 04-04-2022

How the Ukraine war is reshaping the CAP

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Between rising prices and fuel shortages, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has turned the EU agrifood sector on its head. To cope with this crisis, the European Commission has asked member states to adapt their Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) national strategic...