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  • Strengthening EU-China cooperation in the field of agriculture

    The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Cioloș is in Beijing, China, 22-24 July 2013, to strengthen EU-China cooperation in the areas of agriculture and rural development. "Agriculture is of strategic importance for both the EU and China in our efforts to address challenges such as ensuring food security, fighting climate change, and achieving a balanced ...


    By European Commission

  • Agricultural Subsidies Remain a Staple in the Industrial World

    In 2012, the most recent year with data, agricultural subsidies totaled an estimated $486 billion in the top 21 food-producing countries in the world. These countries—the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and seven other countries (Brazil, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Russia, South Africa, and Ukraine)—are responsible for almost 80 percent ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Agriculture MEPs endorse deal with Council on promoting EU farm produce

    A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions was approved by the Agriculture Committee on Monday. "This deal will further improve the promotion of EU farm products worldwide. New measures will help EU farmers and the food industry both to boost their ...


    By European Parliament

  • Forest resources in the EU

    A new Forest Strategy responding to the new challenges facing forests and the forest sector has been published by the European Commission today, which underlines the importance of forest resources in the EU. The EU currently contains 5 % of the world's forests and EU forests have continuously expanded for over 60 years, although recently ...

  • Environmental topics at EU Agriculture/Fisheries Council, 26-27 November 2007

    The Agriculture & Fisheries Council will meet in Brussels on Monday 26 (starting at 11 a.m.) and Tuesday 27 November, under the Presidency of Mr Jaime Silva, Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries. Commissioners Mariann Fischer Boel (Agriculture and Rural Development) and Joe Borg (Fisheries and Maritime Affairs) will represent the Commission at the meeting. Ministers are ...

  • EU trade agreement to give unprecedented opportunity for Ecuador’s shrimp farming industry

    In the last decade, trade between Ecuador and the European Union has increased significantly – amounting to €4.6 billion in 2015 – making the EU bloc Ecuador’s second most important trading partner.  A new Trade Agreement negotiated by both parties will enhance this relationship further and provide an exciting international growth platform for Ecuadorian aquaculture ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • European Commission issues notice on industrial products in the context of UK withdrawal from the EU

    On 22 January 2018, the European Commission published a notice to stakeholders on the impact of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the EU related to the field of industrial products.   In view of the considerable uncertainties concerning which rules may or may not remain in place in the UK after its withdrawal from the EU, the European Commission has issued this ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • ZNFU: “At Agritech Expo it is important for us to showcase the Zambian agricultural industry in totality”

    “As farmers we have the destiny of our country and nation in our hands” says Dr Evelyn Nguleka, Zambia National Farmers Union President. She adds: “let us apply all the knowledge and skills to have more food we need and venture into value addition to earn incomes for ourselves. If we can move from our back row as primary producers we can shape the welfare of our agricultural ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • Diesel efficiency in agricultural production

    The topic of diesel efficiency has only become an increasing focus for farmers in recent decades, following earlier decades of concentrating above all on timely and high quality performance of work with modern agricultural machinery and equipment. The discussion on diesel efficiency, which is still topical today, was triggered not only by rising fuel costs, but also by the environmental policy ...

  • The common agricultural policy (CAP) and agriculture in Europe – Frequently asked questions

    Farming in Europe – an overview How rural is the EU? Over 77% of the EU's territory is classified as rural (47% is farm land and 30% forest) and is home to around half its population (farming communities and other residents). How many farmers are there in the EU? 12 million (full-time). ...


    By European Commission

  • Irish agriculture faces emissions dilemma

    Ireland is facing a classic conflict, pitching economic growth targets against the need for action on climate change. On one hand, Ireland’s planners want to see significant growth in its food and agriculture industry – a sector that is one of the main pillars of the country’s economy, accounting for about 8% of gross domestic product. On the other hand, the country − ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EU Nitrogen Expert Panel presented to the European Parliament

    The “Forum on Fertilizers and Nutrients for Growth” took place in the European Parliament on the 9 December 2014. The meeting was chaired by Julie Girling (ECR, UK) alongside Vice-chairs Peter Jahr (EPP, Germany) and Jan Huitema (ALDE, the Netherlands) who together managed and contributed to a lively debate. Pierre Bascou, Director, DG Agriculture and Rural Affairs and member of the ...


    By Fertilizers Europe

  • Harper Government Advances Agricultural Trade in Europe

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz represented the interests of Canadian farmers and met with key trading partners attending the 6th Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Summit at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture during International Green Week. In addressing the Summit, Minister Ritz called for a science-based approach to regulation to secure access to food, increase rural incomes, and ...

  • Africa and EU team up on food and farming research

    African and European officials have agreed to work together on food, nutrition and agricultural research, with the first round of calls for research grants in this area expected next week. Senior representatives from the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Regulatory Developments: Proposal for Restriction of Neonicotinoid Products in the EU

    The European Union (EU) voted April 29, 2013, on a proposal to restrict the use of three neonicotinoid substances for agricultural uses. The substances are clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam. The proposal failed to gain sufficient support from the 27 EU Member States Appeal Committee and was passed to the European Commission (EC), which has confirmed that the proposal will be adopted in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Second Sino - EU Potato workshop planned for 2016

    From 22 - 24 July, 2015, a first workshop on sustainable potato production and processing in China was held. The workshop was organized by Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Science (HAAS), Strategic Alliance for Industrial Technology Innovation of Potato (SAITIP) and Wageningen UR, with support from various parties. It was decided that a second workshop will be held during 2016 in Zhangjiakou ...

  • Global Seeds Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Seeds Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Animal Consumption Drives Higher U.S. Soy Exports to EU

    Customers in the European Union (EU) depend on U.S. soybean farmers to maintain a consistent supply of soybean meal. Currently, they account for nearly 13 percent of total U.S. soybean meal exports. And that level is growing. Although U.S. soybean market share in the EU has declined over the last 30 years, U.S. soybean meal export trade to Europe grew in 2013, thanks in part to intensified ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • EU Pesticide Legislation Could Cost UK Farming £905 Million

    Proposed European pesticide legislation could cost UK industry in excess of £905 million, according to Farmers Guardian. The legislation aims to tighten up pesticide regulations and the definition of endocrine distributors and could end up costing the UK agricultural sector hegely. A report commissioned by AHDB assessed the financial impact of the loss of crop protection active substances ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

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