The problem with Europe’s ageing farmers is too few exits rather than too few entrants, and the proposed top-up payment for young farmers in Pillar 1 does nothing to address this problem.
This guest post is written by Doris Marquardt, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Regional Development and Location Management, EURAC, Bolzano, Italy. The setting-up of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) ‘Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability’ as a new instrument under the rural development pillar in the next funding period has – in comparison to other elements [...]
Proposal to ban open olive oil bottles in restaurants is an excessive reaction to problems of olive oil adulteration
Time is running out to conclude this CAP reform under the Irish Presidency, but a June agreement remains a possibility.