Ukraine

Report shows impact of war in Ukraine on EU agri-food trade

Report shows impact of war in Ukraine on EU agri-food trade

The total value of EU agri-food trade reached €32.6 billion in March 2022, an increase of 12% compared to March...

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State aid: EU Commission approves €1m Croatian maize scheme

State aid: EU Commission approves €1m Croatian maize scheme

The European Commission has today (Thursday, June 23) approved a €1 million Croatian scheme to support maize seed producers. The...

June 23, 2022

Mediocre yield output for winter crops in Ukraine

Mediocre yield output for winter crops in Ukraine

Adverse weather conditions since the start of the 2021–2022 season have led to a poor yield outlook for winter crops...

June 17, 2022

USDA partners with Ukraine to protect food security

USDA partners with Ukraine to protect food security

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine are entering into a...

June 16, 2022

Report: War causes $4.3bn of agricultural damage in Ukraine

Report: War causes $4.3bn of agricultural damage in Ukraine

A new report has estimated that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has led to $4.3 billion (€4.06 billion) worth of...

June 16, 2022

WTO pledges to support Ukraine agri-food exports

WTO pledges to support Ukraine agri-food exports

Over 50 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have committed to supporting Ukraine to export agri-food products. Ireland was...

June 13, 2022

Tánaiste hopeful of food security declaration at WTO conference

Tánaiste hopeful of food security declaration at WTO conference

Food security, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and fisheries subsidies will all be high on the agenda as the World...

June 12, 2022

McConalogue meets Ukrainian refugees on Connacht social farm

McConalogue meets Ukrainian refugees on Connacht social farm

Sowing seeds, eating cake and chatting in the rain are all everyday activities on social farms, and this was no...

June 11, 2022

Commission president: Food now part of Kremlin’s ‘arsenal of terror’

Commission president: Food now part of Kremlin’s ‘arsenal of terror’

“Food has become part of the Kremlin’s arsenal of terror and we cannot tolerate this,” the European Commission president has...

June 9, 2022

Commission approves €50m Greek scheme to support livestock sector

Commission approves €50m Greek scheme to support livestock sector

The European Commission has approved a €50 million Greek scheme to support the livestock sector in the context of Russia’s...

June 1, 2022

EU Council urges swift adoption of CAP Strategic Plans

EU Council urges swift adoption of CAP Strategic Plans

The European Council is urging the swift adoption of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plans in order to ensure food...

May 31, 2022

Ukraine: Clearing land of military ordnance before planting potatoes

Ukraine: Clearing land of military ordnance before planting potatoes

It’s only when you meet someone actually farming in Ukraine that you get a sense of how bad conditions actually...

May 31, 2022

Food security now ‘number one’ priority for Europe

Food security now ‘number one’ priority for Europe

Delegates at the World Potato Congress (WPC) this week in Dublin were told that the European Union (EU) is to...

May 31, 2022

Commissioner: EU ‘doing everything’ to help farmers in Ukraine

Commissioner: EU ‘doing everything’ to help farmers in Ukraine

The European Union (EU) is “doing everything” possible to help farmers in Ukraine, according to the EU Commissioner for Agriculture...

May 30, 2022

EU Council agrees to forego import duties on Ukrainian exports

EU Council agrees to forego import duties on Ukrainian exports

The Council of the European Union (the council) has agreed to a regulation allowing for temporary a trade liberalisation, and...

May 25, 2022

EU Commission president: Russia using grain to ‘wield power’

EU Commission president: Russia using grain to ‘wield power’

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen delivered a special address this morning (Tuesday, May 24) in Davos,...

May 24, 2022

UFU: War in Ukraine highlights vulnerability of food production systems

UFU: War in Ukraine highlights vulnerability of food production systems

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, David Brown believes that the ongoing war in Ukraine has highlighted the importance and fragility...

May 24, 2022

FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

The head of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called for greater funding for agriculture...

May 20, 2022