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Commission approves €12 million Italian scheme to support companies active in the agricultural sector affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €12 million Italian scheme to support companies active in the agricultural sector affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| June 1, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €12 million Italian scheme to support companies active in the agricultural sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and 8 May 2020. The support will take the form of direct […]

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What should Europe’s Farm to Fork strategy learn from #COVID-19?

What should Europe’s Farm to Fork strategy learn from #COVID-19?

| April 24, 2020

In his recent discussions with MEPs regarding the European Union’s Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), Commission vice president Frans Timmermans insisted the F2F is weeks but “certainly not months” away. That strategy, originally meant for release in March, is meant to make Europe’s food supply healthier and more sustainable for both consumers and the planet. […]

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For all our hi-tech advances, it’s people who drive change in #Agriculture

For all our hi-tech advances, it’s people who drive change in #Agriculture

| April 23, 2020

If there is one positive takeaway from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that even in isolation, the world is connected in many more ways than previously appreciated, writes Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) Director Dr Ibrahim Khadar.  Amidst global lockdowns over the past month, governments, businesses and communities have nevertheless united to […]

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#Agriculture – EU agri-food sector shows resilience, according to the Commission short-term outlook

#Agriculture – EU agri-food sector shows resilience, according to the Commission short-term outlook

| April 21, 2020

On 20 April, the Commission published the latest short-term outlook report for EU agricultural markets. This regular publication presents a sector-by-sector overview of the latest tendencies and further prospects for agri-food markets. The outbreak of the coronavirus brings about unprecedented challenges for the EU agri-food sector. The sector responds and adapts with efficiency to the […]

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#Coronavirus – Commission adopts additional measures to support the agri-food sector

#Coronavirus – Commission adopts additional measures to support the agri-food sector

| April 17, 2020

The European Commission has adopted two measures to help the agri-food sector. The measures will increase the cash flow of farmers and reduce the administrative burden both for national and regional authorities and for farmers in these particularly challenging times. To increase the cash flow of farmers, the Commission will increase the advances of direct […]

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EU agriculture policy in transition: Continuity is necessary, as well as clear rules, say auditors 

EU agriculture policy in transition: Continuity is necessary, as well as clear rules, say auditors 

| March 13, 2020

There are delays in agreeing the EU’s multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-2027 and the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This is why the European Commission has proposed transitional rules for the CAP in 2021, to carry on funding EU farmers and rural development after the expiry of the current policy in 2020 and until a new CAP […]

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#Agriculture – Commission approves new geographical indication from Spain

#Agriculture – Commission approves new geographical indication from Spain

| February 25, 2020

The Commission has approved the addition of a new geographical indication from Spain in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). ‘Queso Castellano‘ is a full-fat to extra full-fat cheese made from raw or pasteurised sheep’s milk produced on farms located in Castile and Leon. Its taste is full-bodied and intense, but more acidic on […]

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