Posted on 12/01/2022 - By Farm Europe

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) has finished on the 12th of November. During the ongoing negotiations, the European Commission has published a laconic, just a few sentences long news: “countries participating at the COP26, as part of the discussions on agriculture, agreed on the need for a transition towards sustainable and climate-resilient food […]

Posted on 23/12/2021 - By Farm Europe

As an early Christmas present, the Commission has announced its support of a total of €185.9 million for the promotion of EU agri-food products for 2022. Nevertheless, upon taking a closer look, one might realize that this is not the gift one might have asked for. To begin with, the objective of this budget is […]

Posted on 26/11/2021 - By Farm Europe

What Europeans eat cannot be left to an opaque and misleading algorithm. During a question time at the French Senate, French Minister for agriculture J. Denormandie confirmed his hesitations on Nutriscore, pointing out that its algorithm should be changed to be more inclusive of the nutritional complexity of food, and readapt the portion-base volume. He […]

Posted on 30/09/2021 - By Farm Europe

After 18 months of preparation, the much awaited UN Food Systems Summit took place this September 23rd and 24th, where hundreds of world leaders (prime ministers, agricultural ministers, international organisations – such as FAO or the World Food Program -, experts, farmers, representatives from the civil society and indigenous people) have expressed their vision on […]

Posted on 14/07/2021 - By Farm Europe

The Green Energy Platform (GEP) welcomes the level of ambition and the fact that renewable energy from EU agriculture (i.e. biofuels & biomethane) is recognised as an essential lever for achieving the objectives of the draft « Fit for 55 » package, in particular for transport, which is the most challenging sector to decarbonise. However, […]

Posted on 05/07/2021 - By Farm Europe

During the last decades, the European wine sector has been able to keep up with the increasing competition both in the domestic and in the world’s markets. It built its strategy on enhanced quality & productivity, while meeting higher environmental and sustainability standards which were becoming an always more important aspect of the product.  In […]

Posted on 05/07/2021 - By Farm Europe

Call for Proposals: A Website Brief for web developers PAPILLONS is a Horizon project of 20 partners within a consortium selected and funded by the European Commission to be implemented. The creation and maintenance of a Website is foreseen within the Project with the aim for information display and exchange featuring communication, dissemination and exploitation […]

Posted on 25/06/2021 - By Farm Europe

Farm Europe welcomes the agreement on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy reached today. It preserves the common dimension of this policy and it provides the means to give impetus to a real economic and environmental ambition, clearly improving the European Commission’s initial proposal.The tireless work of the Portuguese Presidency, of long-established MEPs such […]

Posted on 04/06/2021 - By Farm Europe

Agriculture can be an active part of the Green Deal and positively contribute to reach the ambitious goals that Europe has in terms of reducing GHG emissions. We have often seen agriculture described by a negative narrative that exclusively emphasizes the environmental damage caused by the agricultural sector. A real agri-bashing, which doesn’t correspond to […]