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ARC NEWSFLASH APRIL 2013

Dear friends and supporters of ARC2020 April was another busy month for ARC2020 and the Good Food Good Farming campaign.On 17 April, with EU trilogue negotiations underway, ARC2020 sent a letter to the European Institutions working on the CAP reform. Specifically, the European Parliament rapporteurs, Chairman of the Agricultural Committee – Paolo De Castro, President of the Council of Agricultural Ministers – Simon Coveney, and EU Commissioner for Agriculture – Dacian CioloĹź. The letter outlines a number of points that ARC2020 urges negotiators to support in this final stage of CAP talks. On April 21 the ARC2020 Speakers Tour on Land grabbing kicked off in Paris, before heading to other European capitals including Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam and Brussels. The two speakers taking part in the tour (the third in the series) were Attila Szocs – ARC2020 correspondent for Romania who monitors large-scale agricultural land purchases in Romania, and Dan Cismas – biodynamic farmer and co-president of the EcoRuralis peasant association. Along with their trusty translator, our campaign coordinator Stephanie Roth, they spent 10 days meeting with […]

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ARC NEWSFLASH MAY 2013

Dear friends and supporters Here at ARC2020 we are busy finalising preparations for a farm to arrive in central Paris. The two day event – Ferme Ă  Paris – will involve markets, documentaries, debates, music and animals. It will also provide a chance to meet farmers and organisations that are campaigning for a green, fair and local CAP! It is being organised by ARC2020, La ConfĂ©dĂ©ration paysanne and PAC2013. It kicks off today on 31 May and continues until 1 June. Find out more on the official website (in French), or on ARC2020. This weekend, ARC2020 will also be involved in a third ‘guerrilla gardening’ event in Berlin. Taking place on International Children’s Day, people are once again being invited to join us in the rolling of seeds balls: small plantable balls made out of seeds, soil and clay. Once made, they can be dropped across cities as the seeds within them remain protected until they reach a spot suitable for them to sprout. Find the event on facebook, or learn more about the initiative […]