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  • Common Agriculture Policy reform: the package is approved by the SCA

    Today (7 October 2013), under the Lithuanian Presidency, the Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) approved final compromise texts of the common agriculture policy (CAP) reform package agreed by the Council and the European Parliament representatives during the last trilogue meeting which took place on 24 September.  The main elements of the political agreement on the CAP reform package ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Agricultural crisis: €500m aid package not enough, say MEPs

    The Commission's €500 million aid package revealed last week is a step in the right direction but it might be not enough to get farmers struggling with falling prices back on their feet, many MEPs told Commissioner Phil Hogan in a debate on Wednesday. Crisis management instruments should be improved, and the position of farmers in the food supply chain strengthened, said MEPs. Some also ask ...


    By European Parliament

  • €28 million package for Baltic Milk Producers

    The European Commission yesterday confirmed its intention to adopt a €28m support package for milk producers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. This new package will be the latest in a series adopted by the European Commission in response to the Russian ban on the importation of certain EU agricultural products. The ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Report On the Dairy Market and the `Milk Package`

    The European Commission has today published a report on the development of the dairy market situation and the operation of the 2012 "Milk Package". It describes the rather positive outlook for the dairy market, takes stock of the implementation of the provisions and possibilities of the "Milk Package" and outlines further considerations ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • From trash to treasure: Daly plastics transforms dirty agricultural and packaging film into high-quality regranulate

    Daly Plastics is one of the largest plastics waste processing companies in the Netherlands. At the Zutphen site, the subsidiary Caroda Polymer Recovery recycles agricultural and packaging films. The aim is to produce regranulates of the same quality as virgin material. That requires innovative solutions. Two Jupiter 2200 and four Micromat 2000 shredders from Lindner Recyclingtech provide the ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • Common agricultural policy: the reform is approved by the Council

    Common agricultural policy: the reform is approved by the Council Today (on Dec 16), the Council adopted the common agriculture policy (CAP) reform package following a first reading agreement with the European Parliament. This reform sets out the new rules for the CAP in the next seven-year period, in order to equip the European agricultural sector for the opportunities and challenges of the ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • New partnership to promote sustainable mechanization of agriculture

    FAO and the European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association CEMA , an international non-profit organisation, today forged a new partnership that aims to promote wider use of sustainable agricultural mechanization in developing countries. The two organizations will work together to manage and disseminate knowledge on sustainable approaches to agricultural mechanization. They will ...

  • Agricultural Biomass and Energy Crops: outgrowing the impasse

    This is a key moment at EU level for bioenergy, including Agricultural Biomass and Energy Crops. The publication of the Clean Energy Package and the impending reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) beyond 2020 offer an unprecedented window of opportunity. Agricultural Biomass and Energy Crops have been thoroughly studied, researched and developed over the past 20 years. Their ...

  • Background: Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Brussels, 23 September 2013

    The Council meeting will address agricultural matters; it will start at 10.00 on Monday 23 September 2013. The Council will be chaired by Mr Vigilijus JUK$A, Minister for Agriculture. As regards agriculture, there will be a public debate on the state of play on the common agricultural policy (CAP) reform package after a political agreement was reached with the other EU institutions on the ...


    By European Commission

  • Dow to Further Invest in Packaging Center of Excellence in Switzerland

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) said today it is continuing to invest in a “Packaging Center of Excellence” in Horgen, Switzerland to better serve the needs of the packaging industry across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Dow is doubling the staff of its packaging center to a total of approximately 20-25 people, and significantly expanding its capabilities for testing and ...


    By The Dow Chemical Company

  • Canadian Agriculture to Benefit from WTO Agreement

    The World Trade Organization’s Ninth Ministerial Conference recently concluded in Bali, Indonesia with member countries agreeing on a new trade facilitation agreement (TFA) that will benefit Canadian farmers and agricultural exporters. This TFA represents the WTO's first multilateral trade agreement to be concluded since the establishment of the WTO in 1995. ...

  • Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 23 September 2013

    The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of September will take place in Brussels on 23rd September 2013, under the presidency of Mr Vigilijus Jukna, Lithuanian Minister of Agriculture. The Commission will be represented by Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Cioloş and Health Commissioner Tonio Borg. A press conference will be held at the end of the discussions, ...

  • Commission unveils package to tackle illegal logging and deforestation

    The European Commission today unveiled two important initiatives to protect forests globally. The package comprises a legislative proposal to reduce the risk of illegal timber and timber products entering the EU market and a Communication setting out the Commission's proposals for tackling tropical deforestation. Illegal logging and deforestation have serious environmental implications, ...


    By European Commission

  • Africa’s youth key to strengthening agricultural economy

    Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being in the years to come, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Organization's Regional Conference for Africa. He also named water ...

  • European Commission presents a €500 million comprehensive package of measures to support European farmers

    Speaking today (Sep 7, 2015) at the extraordinary Council of agriculture Ministers, Vice-President Katainen said: "This package will allow for €500 million of EU funds to be used for the benefit of farmers immediately. This is a robust and decisive response. This response demonstrates that the Commission takes its responsibility towards farmers very seriously and is ...


    By European Commission

  • U.S. EPA Honors Dixon Ridge Farms as Sustainable Agricultural Champion

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld today recognized Dixon Ridge Farms in a Winters, Calif. environmental award ceremony. The Pacific Southwest Region’s 2012 Sustainable Agricultural Champion Award was presented to the organic walnut farm’s founder, Russ Lester. “EPA applauds Dixon Ridge Farms for its many sustainable ...

  • A new tool to assess nitrogen and phosphorus flow in agriculture

    MITERRA-EUROPE is a new tool that models the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus, among other key pollutants, used in agriculture across all 27 Member States at regional, country and EU-27 levels. It can be used to calculate the effects of different strategies to minimise excess pollution.  Many regions in the EU-27 use more nitrogen and phosphorus in agriculture than is required. The main sources ...

  • Commission approves new promotion programmes for agricultural products

    The European Commission has approved 33 new programmes to promote EU agricultural products in the EU and on third country markets. These programmes are worth €108 million over 3 years, half of which (€54 million) comes from the EU budget. The programmes will contribute to opening up new markets and increasing the consumption of promoted products inside and outside the EU. The measures ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • AUS$40m to fund critical reforms for lucrative agricultural exports

    After exhaustive discussions with Australia’s agricultural export industries, the Rudd Government has agreed to provide $40 million to fund vital reforms to cut red tape. The red meat, grain, horticulture, live exports, fish and dairy sectors have been pushing for major improvements to make the export process more efficient and cut red tape. It represents the biggest reforms in this area in a ...


    By Australian Government

  • Growing organic agriculture from eastern Europe to central Asia

    UNEP Green Economy Initiative Assesses Role of Sustainable Agriculture in Boosting Exports, Livelihoods and Jobs Across the Region The potential to create a booming organic agriculture sector across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is the focus of a study announced today by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP is partnering with the International Federation of Organic ...

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