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.
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €6.14 billion under a simpler, more flexible fund for European fisheries and the maritime economy.
The EPLO in the UK hosted a debate in London aimed at understanding the implications of Brexit on the food industry.
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.
Terra Madre / Salone del Gusto is the most important international event dedicated to food and gastronomy. Salone del Gusto attracts mainly micro-small manufacturers, producing high quality and sustainable food products: in 2016 900 exhibitors (from 100 countries) and 1.000.000 visitors to the fair. The 12th edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto will take place in Turin 20-24 September 2018 and will focus on Food for Change.
The post-2020 EU farm policy must be smarter, simpler, fairer and more sustainable, but also well financed and truly common to continue deliver food security in the EU.