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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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Commission approves €200 million investment scheme for processing and marketing of #AgriculturalProducts in #Ireland

Commission approves €200 million investment scheme for processing and marketing of #AgriculturalProducts in #Ireland

| February 5, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the primary food processing sector. The investment scheme, which will have a budget of €200 million for the period 2020-2025, will take the form of grants and will be open to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) […]

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Publication of latest agri-food trade figures: #EUAgriFoodExports on the rise

Publication of latest agri-food trade figures: #EUAgriFoodExports on the rise

| February 5, 2020

The latest monthly agri-food trade report published today shows that the monthly value of EU agri-food exports in November 2019 continued to grow compared to the level in November 2018. At €13.43 billion, the 2019 value was 7.3% above the level the year before. Meanwhile, monthly agri-food imports decreased slightly to €9.78bn, which is 5.7% below the […]

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Greater use of new #ImagingTechnologies needed in #AgriMonitoring, say EU Auditors

Greater use of new #ImagingTechnologies needed in #AgriMonitoring, say EU Auditors

| January 29, 2020

The European Commission has promoted the uptake of new imaging technologies in agri-monitoring, but a number of obstacles to their more widespread use remain, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Technologies such as the EU’s Copernicus Sentinel satellites are a potential game-changer for managing and monitoring the common agricultural policy […]

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