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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Direct payments are still not equally distributed among beneficiaries in Member States of the European Union, the most recent report on the global distribution of direct payments by Member State, with final data for 2011 shows.

Friday, 05 April 2013

The European Commission has released the February 2013 edition of ”Comodity price data”, a price dashboard which provides a summary of commodity price data for the most representative agricultural products and consumer food prices, at EU and world level for the first month of the year.

A conservation agricultural approach known as 'Push-Pull' technology that exploits natural insect-plant and insect-insect relationships can be used to control pests as stemborers and striga weed in maize fields, and thus dramatically improve livelihoods of resource poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Thursday, 04 April 2013

CTA Brussels met with Talot Bertrand, Secretary General of PROMODEV shortly after the first Development Briefing in Haiti - "Agricultural resilience in the face of crisis and shocks” – which took place on 27 February 2013, to discuss the role of agriculture in building resilience, and possible solutions for easing the impact of natural disasters on small holder farmers.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The EU is in favour of the extension of the Grains Trade Convention 1995 - this was decided at the Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Brussels on 18-19 March 2013.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Butter mountains and milk lakes. Those were the images invoked in the European Parliament this week by opponents of extending vineyard planting limits and protections for sugar beet farmers.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The sugar quotas will be maintained until 30 September 2020- this was voted in the European Parliament, as part of the global vote on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on 13 March.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

MEPs voted on Wednesday 13 March to adopt a controversial Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2014-2020 that proved a setback for those who lobbied for stronger environmental measures and the death of farm subsidies, including those on sugar.

Friday, 15 March 2013

"Our GIs are worth €54.3 billion worldwide, and they represent 15 % of our total food and drinks exports, ” Dacian Cioloş, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, said after the publishing of the results of a study on the value of the EU name protection scheme for all food and agricultural products ("geographic indications" or "GIs") on March 4.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

A first meeting of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability", which was set up to help meet the challenges of food security, sustainable resource management and environment preservation, was organized by the European Commission on February 21.