At a time where securing food sovereignty is high on the European agenda, the EU-NZ FTA will not be understood by the EU agriculture community, and rightly so. Ahead of the negotiation, the European Commission published a Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment with disturbing results
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In Europe, livestock farming is at the heart of the public debate. The EU livestock model faces enormous challenges to ensure its economic viability while adapting to increasing societal and environmental demands. The European consumption model is often questioned. Europeans position themselves as one of the highest in the world as far as the consumption […]
The European Commission presented its proposal for a regulation to establish the basis for carbon removals certification by the agricultural and forestry sectors. This is a key step in establishing a real business model for carbon farming, and therefore in Europe’s ability to reach its emission reduction, storage and carbon neutrality targets. There are about 40 […]
On November 9th, the European Commission presented its proposal for a European strategy on fertilisers.
Prepared in record time by its agricultural services, it addresses both concerns on this subject – availability and price – and correctly points out to its most important issues.
The European agricultural sector has been severely affected by the Russian war in Ukraine. While various aid instruments have been made available to Member States to mitigate the effects of the war, Farm Europe warns on the lack of common approach. Market distortions are developing.
In July last year, the European Commission presented a revision proposal for Regulation (EU) 2019/631, setting new CO2 emission performance standards for light-duty vehicles. The proposal aims to reduce CO2 emissions from cars and vans and raise European citizens’ well-being by improving air quality, increasing energy savings, and lowering the cost of vehicle ownership. While […]
Direct support received by farmers via the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is directly and heavily impacted by inflation. To put it in perspective, the aggregate 2021-27 real value of the CAP budget will shrink 21.95% with regard to 2020, and in the last year (2027) 34.12% vis-à-vis 2020. Over one third less real support in 2027.
Context In the face of the Ukrainian war and the Russian blockade on Ukraine’s ports, the UN launched the Black Sea Grain initiative in coordination with representatives of Turkey, Russia and Ukraine, to contribute to global food security by allowing the export of grain and foodstuffs from three key Ukrainian ports (Odesa, Chornomorsk and Pivdennyi). Since […]
For almost three years now (since the beginning of the Covid crisis), European agriculture has been dealing with one challenge after another and one crisis after yet another one. The cumulative consequences of these challenges continue and, even increase, when they are not anymore at the headlines. And this will be a serious threat on […]