Germany’s incoming 'traffic light' coalition government has said it aims to accelerate the shift to ‘sustainable agriculture and food systems’, including an elevated ambition to have 30% of land under organic cultivation by 2030. How can this...
European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has asked for further targeted measures to be introduced by the EU, to help support the pigmeat sector, as part of a package of support for the agriculture sector.
The European food supply chain is being crushed between a hammer and an anvil, according to the Belgian food industry association Fevia, which is setting out to contribute to better understanding between actors and more collaboration.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday performed a partial
U-turn on his country's anti-CAP stance, signalling that debate on
reforms will kick off during the French EU presidency in the second
half of 2008.
Mariann Fischer Boel, Europe's agriculture commissioner, has
highlighted key area for the upcoming CAP 'Health Check', as the EU
gears up to making the common agricultural policy stronger and more
EU agriculture minister Mariann Fischer Boal is willing to consider
a transition period for the adoption of EU fruit and vegetable
reforms, according to reports, which would act as a cushion for the
As European politicians make hesitant steps towards sustainable
agriculture through reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy
(CAP), scientists assert that the main focus of agricultural
research has shifted from production to assessing...
The debate on reform to the Common Agricultural Policy may be in
full swing but it's business as normal at the European Commission
with the body announcing this week that it has approved funding
worth €19.2 million for a host...
European Commissioner for agriculture, Franz Fischler - the
crusader of farm reform in Europe - yesterday defended his much
maligned proposed amendments to the common agricultural policy
(CAP) before MEPs in the European Parliament.
As discussions continue at a European level on the proposed new
reform to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), farmers in the UK
are to launch a cross-industry campaign that aims to bridge the gap
between consumer and producer.
Decoupling would secure significant income gains for EU farmers,
writes the European Commission this week. The comment on the link
between production and subsidy - so called 'decoupling' - is in
response to the release of...
'Sustainability', the buzz word in European Commission corridors
and a focal point of the new Common Agricultural Policy, plays a
key role in a new initiative launched by retailer ASDA for a string
of Scottish stores.
The European food and drink industry this week gave a vote of
confidence to the radical revamp of the 41 year old Common
Agricultural Policy proposed by European Agriculture Commissioner
Franz Fischler - but gave a clear warning about...
The Confederation of the food and drink industries of the EU (CIAA)
has given the thumbs up to a radical mid-term review of the Common
Agricultural Policy (CAP) as outlined by European Agriculture
Commissioner Franz Fischler this...
"The CAP is a policy area where consumers want to be fully
involved and heard," claimed Franz Fischler, EU Commissioner
for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, at a recent
meeting of the Consumer Committee in Brussels.