The Left group in the European Parliament is today launching a manifesto for a fair and democratic CAP. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has failed farmers and EU citizens, with one European farm disappearing every 3 minutes in the last decade alone.
Today, the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, is publishing a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation.
The Council of the European Union has stressed FAO’s role as a knowledge-based organization for sustainable agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, as well as food security and nutrition. In deliberations, the Council adopted conclusions on the EU and its member states’ medium-term priorities for the FAO.
On 13 June 2018 the Council adopted conclusions on the EU and its member states’ medium-term priorities for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
Sustainable Production of food for a healthier Europe. Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 14 June 2018.
Information from the Hungarian delegation.
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing a new, dedicated €4 billion programme to empower and protect consumers and enable Europe’s many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take full advantage of a well-functioning Single Market.
Videos sent from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, and Spain won the prizes of the ‘I LIVE GREEN’ video competition announced today. The competition, organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its partner network, attracted more 120 entries from 21 European countries.
By Commissioner Andriukaitis.
The post-2020 EU farm policy must be smarter, simpler, fairer and more sustainable, but also well financed and truly common, MEPs say.
Feeding a growing population sustainably by 2050 is a key challenge for governments worldwide. For Europe, this is all the more pressing as the continent is currently dealing with a substantial flow of migrants. These issues fall in the remit of multiple European policies: common agricultural policy (CAP), migration, development and trade. While these policies are interlinked, they are often pitted against each other. As the European Commission is reviewing the CAP and launching the ‘Rural Africa Task Force’, POLITICO’s Twitter chat is convening a solution-oriented discussion on how to achieve food security globally in an effort to tackle the root causes in migration.