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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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New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

| January 24, 2020

Water scarcity is a growing problem in Europe. MEPs want to secure the EU’s freshwater sources by promoting water reuse in agriculture. Population growth, urbanization and tourism have all contributed to the water shortages and droughts that are increasingly affecting many areas of Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Water sources are under stress and the […]

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Irish farmers fire election warning shot with #DublinTractorProtest

Irish farmers fire election warning shot with #DublinTractorProtest

| January 17, 2020

Irish farmers paralyzed parts of central Dublin for the second time in as many months by parking more than 100 tractors in the streets on Wednesday (15 January) in a protest against the government on the first day of its re-election campaign, writes Conor Humphries. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar launched his party’s campaign for the […]

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#EnglandFarmPolicy set for radical overhaul says minister

#EnglandFarmPolicy set for radical overhaul says minister

| January 9, 2020

England’s agricultural policy is set for a major overhaul once it leaves the European Union, with funding increasingly linked to public benefits such as tackling climate change, Environment Minister Theresa Villiers said on Wednesday (8 January), writes Nigel Hunt. Britain is due to leave the EU by the end of this month and will need to […]

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EU measures to stabilize farmers’ income: Low uptake coupled with overcompensation, say auditors

EU measures to stabilize farmers’ income: Low uptake coupled with overcompensation, say auditors

| December 6, 2019

EU instruments helping farmers to insure their income against falling prices and production losses have only partially met their objectives, and their uptake remains low and uneven, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. In addition, some exceptional measures have not been properly targeted and can lead to disproportionate compensation payments, say […]

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Save #Bees and #Farmers, says alliance of 90 civil society organizations

Save #Bees and #Farmers, says alliance of 90 civil society organizations

| November 27, 2019

A record-breaking Bavarian citizens’ initiative collected 1.7 million signatures – or 18% of the eligible citizens – earlier this year to protect bees and biodiversity. Inspired by this success, an alliance of 90 civil society organizations is launching a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled Save Bees and Farmers on 25 November. The aim of the […]

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#Environment needs saving through innovation, not starvation

#Environment needs saving through innovation, not starvation

| October 18, 2019

As the winter times come closer, people resume their arguments about the thermostat at home. While there is great convenience that comes with heating, it also comes at an environmental cost. Environmental protection and development is, undoubtedly, both a necessary and noble cause, and while we may sometimes disagree with the fearmongering or reactionism that […]

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