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Common Agricultural Policy

Direct Subsidies

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Commission deploys satellite data to assess compliance with CAP rules

Land observation data derived from Copernicus satellites will be used to automatically assess farmers’ compliance with CAP rules and could even fully replace physical field visits conducted by public authorities.

CAP Technology

Slovak President wants to “restore law and order” to prevent CAP subsidy abuse

Law and order needs to be restored in Slovak agriculture, the country’s President Andrej Kiska has declared, after the national paying agency has come under fire over revelations about subsidy abuse by criminal organisations.

CAP Slovakia

Lack of coherent EU food policy blocks transition to sustainable farming - report

Due to the absence of a coherent framework, the EU’s food-related policies are failing to adequately preserve the environment and make the farming sector more sustainable, new research has found.

CAP Food Policy

Direct payments should go to active farmers delivering public goods – EESC opinion

Direct payments should only go to active farmers and agricultural enterprises which are involved in agricultural production and deliver public goods, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). 
EU European Agricultural Policy

Coupled support for meat production hurts farmers in developing countries - report

The CAP’s coupled payments for animal sectors are damaging farmers in developing countries by distorting international trade and worsening climate change effects that could diminish their harvests, two prominent German academics have argued.

CAP EU

CAP reform will be difficult to implement and conclude on time, experts warn

Academics have warned Agriculture MEPs that the CAP reform proposals will be challenging to implement in practice for the member states, while they doubt if a full agreement on the future policies can be reached before the European elections next year.

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Rural Development

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Commission deploys satellite data to assess compliance with CAP rules

Land observation data derived from Copernicus satellites will be used to automatically assess farmers’ compliance with CAP rules and could even fully replace physical field visits conducted by public authorities.

CAP Technology

Slovak President wants to “restore law and order” to prevent CAP subsidy abuse

Law and order needs to be restored in Slovak agriculture, the country’s President Andrej Kiska has declared, after the national paying agency has come under fire over revelations about subsidy abuse by criminal organisations.

CAP Slovakia

European Commission sets up expert group on rural Africa

The European Commission has set up “Task Force Rural Africa” (TFRA), a group of experts who will provide advice and recommendations on boosting Europe’s partnership with the African food and farming sectors.
EU European Agricultural Policy

Direct payments should go to active farmers delivering public goods – EESC opinion

Direct payments should only go to active farmers and agricultural enterprises which are involved in agricultural production and deliver public goods, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). 
EU European Agricultural Policy

Coupled support for meat production hurts farmers in developing countries - report

The CAP’s coupled payments for animal sectors are damaging farmers in developing countries by distorting international trade and worsening climate change effects that could diminish their harvests, two prominent German academics have argued.

CAP EU

Organic farming acreage in the UK on the rise again

Organic farmland in the UK has increased for the first since 2008, according to the latest statistics on organic farming released by the country’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

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Market Support

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Coupled support for meat production hurts farmers in developing countries - report

The CAP’s coupled payments for animal sectors are damaging farmers in developing countries by distorting international trade and worsening climate change effects that could diminish their harvests, two prominent German academics have argued.

CAP EU

CAP reform will be difficult to implement and conclude on time, experts warn

Academics have warned Agriculture MEPs that the CAP reform proposals will be challenging to implement in practice for the member states, while they doubt if a full agreement on the future policies can be reached before the European elections next year.

CAP EU

Aid capping could redirect up to €4bn a year to smaller EU farmers

The European Union could redistribute as much as €3.5 to 4.0 billion per year in direct aid payments if its radical proposal for a €60,000 cap on aid payments per farm is accepted as part of the 2021-27 CAP.

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Budget & Financing

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Slovak President wants to “restore law and order” to prevent CAP subsidy abuse

Law and order needs to be restored in Slovak agriculture, the country’s President Andrej Kiska has declared, after the national paying agency has come under fire over revelations about subsidy abuse by criminal organisations.

CAP Slovakia

Direct payments should go to active farmers delivering public goods – EESC opinion

Direct payments should only go to active farmers and agricultural enterprises which are involved in agricultural production and deliver public goods, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). 
EU European Agricultural Policy

EU dairy producers say future CAP should be market-based and respect competition law

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post 2020 should continue its evolution towards a greater market orientation, the European Dairy Association (EDA) stated.
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