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Measures to support dairy farmers after the end of EU milk quotas

Written by Francesco Tropea Milk is produced in every EU Member State and EU milk production is growing. As the leading worldwide exporter of many dairy products, the EU is a major player in the global dairy market; within the Union, dairy is an essential agricultural sector with significant economic, social and territorial importance. For … Continue reading

Supporting young farmers in the EU

Written by Marie-Laure Augère-Granier The European Union farming sector faces a demographic challenge – a shortage of young farmers – that undermines its long-term sustainability. Many socio-economic factors, such as reduced access to land and credit, and lack of rural infrastructure, drive young people away from a career in agriculture. The EU therefore provides various … Continue reading

Focus on Food & Farmers

Written by Maria Kollarova This week our focus is on agriculture, our food and farmers’ livelihoods. The Russian embargo of agricultural products has certainly become a hot topic in the area since 7 August, when the Russian government adopted a list of agricultural imports to be banned. It is really too early to say what … Continue reading

Small Farms

In 2015 farmers will have the possibility to opt for the small farmers’ scheme, which will regroup into one lump-sum  all direct payments for approximately 2,3 million eligible farms, whose support does not exceed €1 250. The European Parliament resolution on the future of small agricultural holdings highlights the role of small farms in preserving Europe’s countryside and biodiversity, as well as … Continue reading

2014 International Year of Family Farming

2014 was designated the 2014 International Year of Family Farming at the 66th session of the UN General Assembly in 2011, promoted by the World Rural Forum and supported by civil society and farmers’ organizations. The objective is raising the profile of family farming by focusing world attention on its role in alleviating hunger and … Continue reading

Future of small farms

Small farms have always been a cornerstone of agriculture in the EU. They play a significant role in supporting rural employment, contributing to territorial development. They are important for production, particularly in the form of local specialist products and provide important social, cultural and environmental services. The last enlargements in 2004 and 2007 brought small … Continue reading

Tackling food waste: The EU’s contribution to a global issue

Updated on 30/11/2016 Written by Ivana Katsarova, In spite of the availability of food, there is still malnutrition in the world. Food is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain, from initial agricultural production down to final consumers. In developed countries, a significant amount of food is wasted at the consumption stage, meaning that it … Continue reading

A 51-year-old Policy – AGRICULTURE Week on the Library Blog

A little history The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is one of the oldest policies of the European Union: was born in 1962! Its aim: to strengthen the competitiveness and the sustainability of agriculture and rural areas across the European Union. Due to its long history it has been reformed to adapt its objectives to the … Continue reading

Young Farmers in the European Union

This document explores some of the major trends of the agricultural sec­tor and its role in the economy of the European Union in comparison with other major actors in the world. In particular, it focuses on the position of young farmers in the EU. It looks at some of the indicators established in the Common … Continue reading

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