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De Schutter | As CAP Reform Enters Familiar Cycles, a Common Food Policy Offers a Plan B for the EU

In this ARC2020 exclusive, Olivier De Schutter of IPES Food suggests “we are already at the stage of cutting our losses – even before CAP reform proposals have been released. A ‘Common Food Policy’ for the EU offers a Plan B – a way to circumvent the limitations of the CAP debate and keep sight of the bigger picture: an urgently needed transition to sustainable food and farming policies.” […]

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What Farmers Know – & Optimising This Knowledge

Agricultural knowledge systems, particularly formal knowledge institutes, and agricultural policy makers still need to increase their
acknowledgement of the value of local farmer knowledge. The more recent emergence of multi-actor knowledge networks and closer collaboration between formal knowledge institutes and farmers indicates the development of more participatory, inclusive and comprehensive knowledge and learning processes. […]

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Birdlife Europe – 4 Policy Instruments for CAP overhaul

BirdLife Europe & Central Asia have made proposals to substantially overhaul the CAP. The NGO proposes four instruments in the areas of farming; food, biodiversity and what they call “Space for Nature”. Also proposed is the end of the two pillar system, parity for environmental legislators, a radical change in farmer payments and in risk management. […]