The Commission publishes a list of potential agricultural practices

The Commission published a list of potential agricultural practices that the eco-schemes could support in the future common agricultural policy (CAP). This list aims to contribute to the debate around the CAP reform and its role in reaching the Green Deal targets. This list also enhances transparency of the process for establishing the Strategic CAP Plans, and provides farmers, administrations, scientists and stakeholders a base for further discussion on making the best use of this new instrument.


“‘From farm to fork’, sustainable food system and the EU Green Deal”, a Club of Rome online event

The Club of Rome, in collaboration with Agroecology europe and ipes-food is organising an online conference debate:“’From farm to fork’, sustainable food system and the EU Green Deal” on Thursday 8th of October 2020, 5pm – 7.30pm.


EU Court of Auditors: EU action had little effect on halting the decline of wild pollinators

Measures did not ensure the protection of wild pollinators, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The biodiversity strategy to 2020 was largely ineffective in preventing their decline. In addition, key EU policies, among which the Common Agricultural Policy, do not include specific requirements for the protection of wild pollinators. On top of this, EU pesticides legislation is a main cause of wild pollinator loss, say the auditors.


European Court of Auditors: biodiversity on farmland, CAP contribution has not halted the decline

In Europe, the number and variety of animal species on farmland – “farmland biodiversity” – is in marked decline. Yet the EU committed to stop biodiversity loss by 2020. To do this, The Commission planned to allocate €66 billion from the common agricultural policy between 2014 and 2020.


European Commission launches “Farm to fork” and European biodiversity strategies

The European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system. The two strategies are mutually reinforcing, bringing together nature, farmers, business and consumers for jointly working towards a competitively sustainable future.


IFOAM EU calls for target: at least 20% organic land in the EU

The organic movement calls for ambitious targets to increase organic land and consumption in the EU ahead of the publication of the Farm to Fork  and Biodiversity  strategies planned for 25 March.


How can sustainable farming practices be incentivised? A new FIBL and IEEP report

A new report, by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), commissioned by the European  organic sector organisation IFOAM EU, highlights the role of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Eco-schemes. The newly introduced CAP Eco-scheme has a great potential to drive transition to more sustainable farming systems, according to a new report


The organic movement’s vision for the new CAP

Since its creation, the CAP has undergone significant reforms. The creation of Rural Development (Pillar 2) was crucial for developing organic farming and other sustainable farming practices. In 2013, the new ‘greening’ component was added to the direct payments. However, due to the low ambition of requirements for greening, it has not led to a real change in farming practices. To make the CAP a policy that delivers on social, economic and environmental objectives, it should build on the Commission’s proposal of June 2018 to raise the level of ambition.


FIBL: a large number of events at BioFach 2020

At the Nuremberg Fair, FIBL presents itself this year, as usual, with a large number of events, that will take place during all the BioFach days.

The complete list can be downloaded  HERE

Source: FIBL


EU publishes data of CAP impac on rural areas. Poverty: +24%, organic: +7%

Between 2016 and 2017, poverty rates in rural areas continued to decrease, reaching 24% in 2017. During the same period, the share of organic farming area in the EU rose to 7%. These are among the key findings of the latest update of the common agricultural policy (CAP) indicators, which contribute to the assessment of the CAP’s performance.



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