Cyprus Presidency recognises for first time that Commission’s proposed CAP budget is unrealistic.
Links to the COMAGRI amendments to the Commission’s draft regulations on CAP post 2013.
Data visualisation software from Google helps to see trends in agricultural data.
Food waste is now a hotly discussed issue, but recent studies greatly overstate the size of the problem and the extent to which reducing food waste would help the world’s hungry.
Three recent presentations summarise the state of the CAP reform debate at this point.
Draft COMAGRI report calls to maintain CAP spending in real terms in the 2014-2020 MFF period..
Only limited progress has been made in narrowing the divergences of view on the EU’s medium-term financial framework. Time is running out and the stakes are high.
The CAP is partially justified because of its contribution to ‘viable rural communities’ but the relationship between agriculture and non-agricultural development is as likely to be competitive as complementary.
Does the ‘experience economy’ in which consumers pay premium prices for products and services that provide additional intangible ‘experiences’ constitute a viable growth path for European agriculture?