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Pieter Devuyst

News Analyst

Brussels, Belgium

Pieter Devuyst joined the IEG Policy team in November 2017 as a News Analyst covering European Agricultural Policy. He previously worked for the think tank Farm Europe, the Research Service of the European Parliament, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

Pieter has a distinguished educational background in both EU and international politics, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in International Relations at Ghent University, and a Master’s degree in European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe.

His main areas of expertise are the Common Agricultural Policy, agri-food trade and agro-environmental policies.

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Climate change endangers German potato, wheat and maize production, NGO warns

Droughts will become more and more frequent in Germany, with severe consequences for the country’s farming sector and food production, a prominent environmental group has warned.

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Ireland failed to fully implement EU pesticide rules, audit finds

Progress on reducing the use of pesticides on Irish farms is difficult to measure because of a lack of targets and indicators, EU investigators have found

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EU rice tariffs hurt Cambodian farmers, federation says

EU duties have caused a sharp decline in Cambodia’s rice exports to the bloc, which has been “acutely felt” by almost 500,000 farming families, the country’s rice sector has claimed.

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UK farmers rush to sell wheat and barley before Brexit deadline

British farmers are trying to sell off their large barley and wheat harvests before October 31 to avoid the potential market chaos of a no-deal Brexit.

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Phil Hogan slams Boris Johnson on backstop and Brexit

In a sharp rebuttal of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s criticism, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said the EU “will not buckle” on his demand to remove the backstop provision.

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Brexit scheme for Irish beef farmers open to applications

Irish beef farmers can now apply for funding to help them cope with the impact of Brexit, which is already putting downward pressure on the prices for their products.

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