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France curbs palm oil, soy and beef imports to tackle deforestation

In a major move to combat global deforestation, French authorities have presented a strategy to limit the imports of agri-food products linked to the disappearance of forest areas.

Environment and Conservation EU

MEPs back phase out of biofuels from palm and soybean oil

The European Parliament has confirmed the provisional agreement reached with the Council in June to end subsidies for food-based biofuels and the contribution of renewables to the EU’s energy mix.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU may join Australia and Brazil’s WTO complaint against Indian sugar exports

The European Commission is considering joining Australia and Brazil in their complaint at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) aimed at countering India's subsidised sugar exports, an official has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Will trade goals restrict Bolsonaro’s plans to loosen environmental protections?

Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro has been lauded by agribusiness and lambasted by environmentalists, but what impact is he likely to have on the country’s farming sector and lucrative agri-food exports?

Environment and Conservation Agribusiness

New ethanol support package for India could be on the way

A second bailout package for India's sugar industry could be in the offing as the Food Ministry plans to float a Cabinet note seeking loan incentives for ethanol producers.

Biofuels Market Support

CAP strategic plans must include national bioeconomy strategies - Phil Hogan

It is “imperative” that all member states develop a clear bioeconomy strategy which is coherent with the EU’s objectives, the bloc’s Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Livestock sector “must undergo deep transformation” to contribute to SDGs

A profound transformation of the livestock sector will be needed in the decades to come if animal-rearing is to contribute to the UN sustainable development goals, a new report by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has said.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Bio-economy aims to help the farming community diversify revenue sources

The updated EU bio-economy strategy aims to speed up the transformation of the bloc’s agriculture into a sustainable, resource-efficient and circular farming model by helping farmers, foresters and fishermen diversify their revenues, according to the European Commission.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Biofuels sector is ‘falling behind’ on blockchain potential

Businesses in the biodiesel and ethanol sector appear to be "falling behind" in their exploration of blockchain as a potential tool for unlocking a wider range of funding sources, improved supply chain management and new retail applications.

Biofuels European Agricultural Policy
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