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Omnibus Agreed but Concerns Expressed Over Procedures & Content

The Agricultural part of an omnibus regulation has been reached in Estonia. Omnibus regulation adjusts financing for the EU budget in agriculture and other areas. Changes to direct payments, rural development, common market organisation and horizontal regulation have been made in the Common Agricultural Policy. However concerns are being expressed at both the procedures and content of this Omnibus. [...]

13 October, 2017 // 0 Comments

IPES Food Present Five Practical Solutions For a Sick Food System

In its new report, IPES Food Present Five Practical Solutions For a Sick Food System. How we think about it; who's involved; how it functions and the role of both alternative food provisioning and science all play a part in fixing a broken food system. [...]

9 October, 2017 // 0 Comments

CAP Clashes as Communication Approaches

With the date for the CAP communication fast approaching, protagonists antagonise each other while the Commission indicates that it may - in actual fact - do little of substance. [...]

8 October, 2017 // 0 Comments

What are the Big Issues for Food, Farming & Rural Places?

There are some big and pressing topics in agri-food and for rural places. Some of these are ongoing – rural and farming depopulation, land access, agroecology, economic and ecological disparities in the Common Agricultural Policy – and others are new. So what's new - and what's worth covering in debate form? [...]

2 October, 2017 // 0 Comments

3rd European Rural Parliament in Venhorst, Netherlands

The Third European Rural Parliament will take place this year on October 18-21 in Venhorst in the Netherlands. So what is the European Rural Parliament? What are the topics and themes? And where is Venhorst anyway? [...]

27 September, 2017 // 0 Comments

4 Instruments, 1 Pillar & a Move to Food – EEB on CAP

Four new policy instruments have been proposed by the EEB - the European Environmental Bureau - for a future CAP. These instruments are put forward for use in the areas of ecosystems, rural development, healthy food and sustainable farming. [...]

12 September, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spain’s CAP Debate Part 3 – Dissenting Voices

In part three of this exclusive three parter on Spain's internal CAP debate, Marta Zygadlo puts forward the dissenting positions from Spain's CAP consultation position. The positions of two regions - Aragon and Navarre - and NGOs including Birdlife and WWF are put forward [...]

10 September, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spain’s CAP Debate Part 2 | Finance

In part two of this exclusive three parter on Spain's internal CAP debate, Marta Zygadlo delves deeper into the substance of the position adopted by Spain with regard to the European Commission's CAP consultation, focusing here on financing. [...]

5 September, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spain’s CAP debate unpacked – Part 1 with Marta Zygadlo

In this exclusive three part series, Marta Zygadlo - a lawyer in Spain working on food systems and food governance, explores the fascinating CAP debate in the Iberian country. Part one introduces the broad contours of the debate, including the Spanish government's response document to the European Commission CAP consultation. [...]

31 August, 2017 // 0 Comments

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