The EU countryside is facing the most difficult moment of the century, Spanish agriculture Luis Planas told EURACTIV's partner EFE Agro, adding that Spain aims to secure food supply while also guarding the green ambitions of its CAP strategic plan.
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.
In order to cope with negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the agri-food sector, member states have reiterated their call for additional measures which, however, are not in the European Commission's pipeline.
There will soon come a time when the coronavirus will be nothing more but a bad memory in our lives and in our society. The conservation of our environment and our sustainable production of energy and food will continue to be key challenges for the future of the planet, writes Luis Planas.
Spain's socialist Agriculture Minister Luis Planas has revived the debate on CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) subsidies, as he intends to set a cap on aid, which will range between €60,000 and €100,00 per farm. EURACTIV's partner EFE Agro reports.