[LINKSDOSSIER] CAP: Still a work in progress
[SPECIAL REPORT] Can the (new) CAP deliver on sustainability?
- Europe entering the era of ‘precision agriculture’
- The agricultural sector has stepped into the digital era, in an effort to respond to rising global nutrition needs and tackle the environmental crisis.
- Farming in mountainous areas: A fragile balance
- There is one type of agriculture that is more demanding and laboursome than others, but essential from a social point of view, and that is mountain farming
- De Castro: CAP reform not set in stone, can be changed
- The looming threat of a cut to the EU agriculture budget has prevented the Parliament to fight for a full-fledged CAP reform, but all is not lost as it can be changed through the mid-term review, said Paolo de Castro, Italy's former Minister of Agriculture.
- Commission ready to give more aid to young farmers
- Over 160,000 young European farmers will start their own businesses thanks to aid provided by the 2014-2020 rural development programmes.
- Burgeoning results from a greener CAP
- The "greening" of direct payments, a crucial element of the Common Agricultural Policy reforms, came into force at the beginning of the year, but it is still a divisive topic.
- Agricultural market volatility is 'here to stay'
- The farmers' protests that paralysed Brussels on 7 September, and hit Europe over the summer, are the result of agriculture prices volatility, which experts say "is here to stay".