Vladimir Pekic is a freelance journalist who writes for both IEG Policy and IEG Vu. He has many years’ experience covering a wide range of agri-food and commodity topics across Europe and Latin America.
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Spain's farmers group Unión de Uniones de Agricultores y Ganaderos has informed authorities in Spain that the real problem facing the Spanish food chain is market concentration involving players who belong to the food industry and distribution markets.
Italian farmers' association Confederazione Nazionale Coltivatori Diretti (Coldiretti) has warned that any proposed budget cuts to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are “unacceptable”.
Italy’s farmers’ group Coldiretti, which recently hailed the country’s agri-food industry for successfully increasing its production volume by 3% and exports by 4% in 2019, warned against complacency at a time when the threat of a hard Brexit is looming large over the sector.
BeeLife, a European NGO working to protect the interests of bees and pollinators and to safeguard their role in farming systems, has released a new set of proposals for protecting the future of agriculture and pollinators in Europe.
Italy’s farmers’ organization, Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti (Coldiretti), has blamed “fake news” for a 2.1% dip in fresh milk consumption in Italy last year, according to data collated by the body.
Industrial grape growers in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul started harvesting their crop in December, while the peak harvesting season is currently under way.