Agriculture and fisheries

Without EU quotas, sugar sector struggles with low prices  in depth

Saturday 29 September 2018 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver
VoxEurop

The outlook for the European sugar sector is not good at the moment, according to the director-general of the European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS).


It’s about fields and barns, and it’s about money

Thursday 28 June 2018 | Spiegel Online

It’s about fields and barns, and it’s about money – lots of money. The farming subsidies that the EU pays to farmers form the largest slice of the EU’s expenditure: around €58 billion each year. That’s around 39% of the total EU budget.


Here’s how Europe’s biggest redistribution machine works 

Tuesday 05 June 2018 | Marcel Pauly
Maria Marquart
| Spiegel Online

Farming subsidies form the largest slice of the EU’s expenditure: the Union distributes €58 billion each year to its farmers. How do these subsidies work and why are they so controversial?


Birds - collateral victims of intensive agriculture 

Wednesday 11 April 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

The number and variety of bird species have dropped significantly over the last twenty years. The cause is a reduction of their food source due to the intensive use of pesticides in farming.