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GROWTH - 5 December 2018

Digital Agriculture Platform

Digital Agriculture Platform To accelerate the digitization of agricultural sectors: to know and make known What – Context & Overview The main challenges for the European agricultural sectors and the related public policies can be summarized as follow: – Accompanying the transition of European agriculture and rural areas to meet the economic, environmental and climate challenges […]

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RESILIENCE - 30 November 2018

Establishment of a EUROPEAN FUND FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CRISES IN AGRICULTURE

 POLICY PAPER  November 2018   The CAP includes some provisions aimed at combating the crises that all too often strike the agricultural sectors. Direct payments are a first layer of income stabilization, but they are not designed to respond to a sudden large-scale crisis, be it climate or market. Since 2013, the CAP has also […]

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GROWTH - 10 October 2018

POLICY BRIEFING EU budget & the CAP 2021-2027: understanding the Commission’s proposals

2018 On May 2, the European Commission proposed its budget orientations for the period 2021-2027 for the European Union and its policies. Since then, many analyzes and comments have been made, putting forward variable figures as to the real financial impact of these proposals for the CAP. This note aims: – to decipher these different analyzes […]

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GROWTH - 9 October 2018

BREXIT AND TRADE NEGOTIATIONS A PERFECT STORM TAKING SHAPE

 I – BREXIT Brexit has been a top issue of every Global Food Forum. The paper circulated last year for discussion started by stating that “The political shock of Brexit has yet to be translated in actual economic and commercial terms, but the clock is already ticking”. The clock has moved on and Brexit is […]

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GROWTH - 9 October 2018

Policy paper A NEW EUROPEAN AGRICULTURE CRISIS FUND

September 2018 The CAP has a few provisions that aim at tackling the crisis that all too often plague the agriculture sector. It can be argued that direct payments provide a welcome first layer of income stabilization, but they are not designed to respond to sudden crisis, climatic or market driven. The CAP also offers some support […]

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GROWTH - 8 October 2018

Policy briefing Beef & Dairy Sectors: Sectorial strategies to secure economic dynamism in the EU cattle sector

  September 2018 Executive Summary In the European Union around 3.6 million farms belong to the EU cattle sector, which represents the 17% of all EU farms. In merely economic terms, these holdings contribute one third to the total EU agricultural gross production value, utilize one third of EU agricultural land and employ one quarter […]

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GROWTH - 8 October 2018

POLITICAL NOTE A cereals sector ready to meet its challenges

Summary Cereal production in the European Union has boomed thanks to the Common Agricultural Policy and has become today the third largest in the world with 306 million tones expected in 2018 or 14.6% of global production. Presented on the international market – with 33.5 million tones exported or 11% of its production – in […]

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GROWTH - 8 October 2018

POLITICAL NOTE A sugar beet sector ready to meet its challenges

Summary The European Union produces around 50% of the beet sugar consumed worldwide, making it the world’s largest producer of beet sugar. However, beet sugar accounts for only 20% of world sugar production; the rest is produced from sugar cane. The EU is the third largest sugar producer in the world. Sugar beets are grown […]

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