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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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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GROWTH - 25 April 2018

Financial impact of Brexit on the CAP budget of the EU Member States

The financial impact of Brexit can be explained in other words, and from the point of view of the contributions that the United Kingdom made to the CAP budget, by the challenge of absorbing: – the loss of the UK’s net annual contributions, which is, for the EU budget,  almost €7 billion(€6.6 billion/year on average […]

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SUSTAINABILITY - 9 April 2018

NBTs: ECJ Advocate General’s preliminary conclusions

New plant-breeding techniques (NBTs): ECJ Advocate General’s preliminary conclusions A first sound and promising basis on which to proceed   “Ever since humans have grown plants and raised animals for food, they have selected plants and animals with beneficial traits for further breeding. Such traits reflected naturally occurring genetic variations and resulted, for example, in […]

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