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MEP Markey ‘hopeful’ CAP deal can be agreed soon

MEP Markey ‘hopeful’ CAP deal can be agreed soon

An effective conclusion to the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is needed in the coming days according to Fine Gael...

June 24, 2021

Climate Pact ‘Day of Action’ planned for Ireland next week

Climate Pact ‘Day of Action’ planned for Ireland next week

Launched last December as an initiative of the European Commission, the European Climate Pact virtual ‘Day of Action’ is coming...

June 24, 2021

Organisations invited to enter Natura 2000 Award

Organisations invited to enter Natura 2000 Award

The European Commission has launched the 2022 edition of the European Natura 2000 Award. The award, now in its sixth...

May 29, 2021

Trilogue on CAP ends with no agreement

Trilogue on CAP ends with no agreement

The trilogue between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the agriculture ministers in the Council of the EU has...

May 28, 2021

‘Alarming decline’ of insects putting food security ‘at risk’

‘Alarming decline’ of insects putting food security ‘at risk’

The alarming decline of insects that pollinate crops and wild plants “puts food security at risk”, the European Commission has...

May 27, 2021

State aid rules on agriculture ‘broadly fit for purpose’

State aid rules on agriculture ‘broadly fit for purpose’

State aid rules for agriculture, forestry and rural areas are “broadly fit for purpose” according to an evaluation from the...

May 20, 2021

New methodology for assessing impact of trade on biodiversity

New methodology for assessing impact of trade on biodiversity

The European Commission has published a new methodology for assessing the impacts of trade liberalisation on biodiversity and ecosystems.  The...

May 19, 2021

CAP measures important in supporting farm income – EU Commission

CAP measures important in supporting farm income – EU Commission

Direct income support strongly contributes to stabilising farm income, with direct payments, through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and support...

May 17, 2021

Commission adopts ‘action plan’ for water and soil pollution

Commission adopts ‘action plan’ for water and soil pollution

The European Commission has adopted an “action plan” aimed at tackling pollution in air, soil and water. The “EU Action...

May 12, 2021

European Commission authorises insect as novel food for the first time

European Commission authorises insect as novel food for the first time

The European Commission has given a favourable opinion on a draft legal act authorising the placing of dried yellow mealworm...

May 4, 2021

New genomic techniques can promote sustainability of agricultural production

New genomic techniques can promote sustainability of agricultural production

New genomic techniques (NGTs) can promote the sustainability of agricultural production, according to a new study published by the European...

April 29, 2021

European Commission sets carbon farming initiative in motion

European Commission sets carbon farming initiative in motion

The European Commission is planning to launch a carbon farming initiative by the end of 2021. This week, the commission...

April 28, 2021

Direct payments can ‘limit land availability by keeping older farmers in business’

Direct payments can ‘limit land availability by keeping older farmers in business’

Pillar I measures under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) can “limit land availability by keeping older farmers in business”, according...

April 12, 2021

Survey: Farmers’ views sought on future EU environmental programmes

Survey: Farmers’ views sought on future EU environmental programmes

The views of farmers on future environmental programmes are being sought as part of research being brought to the European...

March 31, 2021

‘It’s sink or swim’: Small farms convert to organic ‘or they disappear from the market’

‘It’s sink or swim’: Small farms convert to organic ‘or they disappear from the market’

Small farms can either convert to producing organically in the future “or they disappear from the market”, as is the...

March 30, 2021

Ireland will struggle to meet EU target for organic production – commission

Ireland will struggle to meet EU target for organic production – commission

Countries with under 3% of their agricultural lands under organic production will struggle to meet EU targets for the sector,...

March 29, 2021

Commission presents action plan for the development of organic production

Commission presents action plan for the development of organic production

The European Commission has today (Thursday, March 25) presented an action plan for the development of organic production. The action...

March 25, 2021

Commission publishes guidelines on land-based wildfire prevention

Commission publishes guidelines on land-based wildfire prevention

Following International Day of Forests last Sunday (March 21), the European Commission has published new guidelines to facilitate a better...

March 24, 2021