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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The number of farmers in the European Union will continue to decline in the future, Italian MEP De Castro stated, as figures show that nearly 4 million farmers left the sector throughout the previous CAP period.
Despite the positive attitude of young farmers towards the additional income support provided to them under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), this form of subsidies also perpetuates their limited access to agricultural land, researchers told Agriculture MEPs.
Total agricultural production in the EU has declined by 2.8% between 2015 and 2016, as the value of both crop and livestock products slightly diminished, according to figures published by Eurostat.
Despite a stagnation in the amount of wine produced in Europe, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has allowed the EU wine sector to create additional added value by focusing on more expensive high-quality products, a study presented at a wine conference revealed today.
Expanding the use of insects for food and feed can be a part of the solution for food security and sustainability concerns, according to the European umbrella organisation for insect farmers.
Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has launched the so-called Broadband Competence Offices in an attempt to boost internet connectivity and digitalisation in the EU’s rural areas.