Agrifood

13-03-2017

After the CAP: What future for British agri-trade ?

With Article 50 set to be triggered this month, negotiations will begin on Britain’s exit from the EU.

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Clean Energy package fails to cut transport carbon emissions

RED II is a three-way climate fail: it cuts safe effective ethanol use, will not scale up advanced biofuels production and does not stop harmful palm oil energy.

21-02-2017

How much CAP is on our plates?

The European Commission has just started the first phase of modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

08-02-2017

Strengthening the strategic role of women in rural communities

The Common Agricultural Policy, particularly in its second pillar, contains measures and resources to improve gender equality and women’s access to work and economic activity. The gender equality gap is wider in rural areas than in cities.

Safeguarding the future by bringing together young people and technology
09-12-2016

Safeguarding the future by bringing together young people and technology

Incorporating young people into agriculture and farming is essential to guaranteeing the survival of the sector and its competitiveness, as well as to sustainable food production for a world population that will break through 10 billion by 2050.

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What role for positive nutrition in the future?
21-11-2016

What role for positive nutrition in the future?

With the rise of obesity, food and nutrition have become a high-priority topic on the EU agenda.

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Digital 18-11-2016

CAP and the Digital Single Market

The growing availability of precision farming technologies and machinery has increased the adoption of ICT tools in the European agro-food industry.

The EU's commitment to agricultural innovation is also a benefit to the consumer
28-07-2016

The EU’s commitment to agricultural innovation is also a benefit to the consumer

In innovation, 21st century agriculture and the food industry have the key tool needed for more efficient and sustainable production.

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Precision agriculture: future of the CAP?
15-07-2016

Precision agriculture: future of the CAP?

Increasing yields and the quality of the production while reducing energy consumption and inputs or "produce more with less" is the principle of precision agriculture (PA).

UK Young Farmers II: challenges ahead
Brexit 13-07-2016

UK Young Farmers II: Challenges ahead

Young farmers at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show talked to EURACTIV about the future of farming, EU subsidies and the challenges ahead in the UK.

UK Young Farmers I : future of farming
Brexit 13-07-2016

UK Young Farmers I: Future of farming

Young farmers at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show talked to EURACTIV about the future of farming, EU subsidies and the challenges ahead in the UK.

UK farmers on Brexit and Glyphosate
Brexit 06-07-2016

UK farmers link Brexit vote and glyphosate

EURACTIV.com spoke to young British farmers at the 2016 Lincolnshire Show, just before the EU referendum on 23 June. Most showed strong interest for Brexit and linked their rejection of the EU to glyphosate.

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EURACTIV highlights - stakeholders debate the CAP
29-04-2016

EURACTIV highlights – stakeholders debate the CAP

Highlights of stakeholder workshops to debate the latest CAP reforms. Organised and filmed by the EURACTIV network in Brussels, Italy, France, Greece, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and the UK.

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Investment in agriculture, growth and jobs.
29-04-2016

Investment in agriculture, growth and jobs. What role for the CAP?

In the EU, agriculture directly employs more than 10 million farmers. More than 77% of the Union’s territory is rural and home to half of its population. Overall, Europe’s agri-food industry accounts for 46 million jobs in 15 million businesses, accounting for 6% of the EU’s GDP.

The challenge of ensuring the long term viability of EU farming
13-04-2016

The challenge of ensuring the long term viability of EU farming

The EU gives millions of euros in subsidies to its member states to develop their rural areas and ensure the long-term viability of the European farming sector.

Organic farming in the EU
21-03-2016

Organic farming in the EU

Today, organic farming plays an increasingly bigger role on the world’s agricultural stage.

In the European Union, the use of organic agricultural land has almost doubled in recent years.

Debate: The future of organic farming in the EU
26-02-2016

Debate: The future of organic agriculture in the EU

Organic plays an increasing role in EU agriculture. There's also an ongoing trialogue negotiation on organic regulation review among the Parliament, Commission and the Member States.

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How can innovation help agriculture be more sustainable?
19-02-2016

How can innovation help agriculture be more sustainable?

The agricultural sector is today faced by the demands of an exponential population growth and pressured by different challenges, including climate change and changing socio-economic dynamics.

Sources of agricultural GHG emissions
16-02-2016

EU agricultural emissions: On the table

In 2012, agriculture was responsible for over 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU.

07-01-2016

Making EU farming innovative

Global population is expected to rise from 7.3 billion people today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United Nations. This means that the world will need 60% more food and 30% more water for agriculture.

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10-11-2015

CAP in the UK: How would ‘Brexit’ affect British farming?

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was most recently reformed in 2013, including incentives for farmers to invest in ‘green’ practices, innovation and support for young farmers. A European Commission review in 2016 will aim to simplify these reforms.

12-10-2015

Food for thought: Reducing food waste

In 2050, over 9 billion people will live on this planet and feeding them will be a challenge. Increasing food availability has always been the main solution to achieve a food secured future.

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01-10-2015

Can the (new) CAP deliver on Sustainability?

It is a momentous phase for Europe’s agriculture. The EU’s foremost common policy, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), has been recently reformed to respond adequately to current challenges. The CAP and sustainability are very broad topics. This workshop focused on three main areas:

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Beer Weekend draws over 60,000 in Brussels
08-09-2015

‘Beer Weekend’ draws over 60,000 in Brussels

The 17th annual Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels attracted over 60,000 visitors to the Grand Place on 4-6 September. Despite the rainy weather, the crowd gathered to taste over 350 beers from more than 40 breweries on the main square of Belgium's capital.

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    #Media4EU: Can innovation beat the crises facing the EU and media?

    Biomedicines in Europe

    MWC17: The power behind the tech revolution

    Agricultural trade

    Montenegro: Breaking the stalemate?

    Rare cancers: Cracking the code

    Cardiovascular health in the UK

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