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A mix of taxes and educational campaigns would improve agro-food chain energy efficiency - OECD

Measures aimed at both changing the market conditions and better inform consumers’ choices could if combined improve energy efficiency in the agro-food chain, according to a paper by the Organisation on Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). 
European Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

Heat waves hitting maize crops in south-eastern Europe

Recent heat waves and low levels of rainfall have badly hit winter and summer crop development in various parts of southern Europe.

European Agricultural Policy Europe

Rapeseed and soybean oil used in biofuels are driving palm oil expansion - study

EU rapeseed biodiesel and US soybean oil production are contributing to high land use change emissions associated with palm oil expansion, a new study found. 
European Agricultural Policy Europe

Pleas for Commission to leave duties on Argentinian, Indonesian biodiesel imports

EU umbrella farm lobby Copa Cogeca and biodiesel industry lobby the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) have pleaded with the European Commission not to dismantle anti-dumping duties on Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel imports into the EU.

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Biodiesel industry calls out Commission plan to ditch duties on Argentinian and Indonesian imports

The EU biodiesel industry accused the European Commission of causing the likely disappearance of the European biofuel producing sector if duties on imports from Argentina and Indonesia are scrapped.
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Commission says FTAs with Mexico and Mercosur ‘feasible’ by end of year

The European Commission has said that trade agreements with Mexico and Mercosur are feasible by the end of the year, and will make a concerted push to see them across the finish line, a Commission source told Agra Europe in Brussels today (July 18).
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Malaysia, Indonesia threaten WTO action against EU palm oil curbs

Plans by the European Union to curb imports of palm oil on sustainability grounds are to be challenged in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia.
European Agricultural Policy Renewable Energy

Lead Parliament committee adopts position on new EU fertiliser rules

The European Parliament's lead group of MEPs " the internal market and consumer protection committee (ComImco) "on potential new EU fertiliser rules have adopted their position for forthcoming 'trilogue' negotiations with the other EU institutions, by a count of 30 in favour, to three against, with four abstentions.
European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Forest cutting to be replaced by new planting and better management, says ComEnvi

EU countries that cut down forests should plant new trees or improve the management of existing woodland, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ComEnvi) has said by adopting a draft report on so-called land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF).

European Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs
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