Agriculture and fisheries

Animal production in Europe (Eurostat)

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

How has animal production in Europe evolved over the past several decades?


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).


The French pesticides buyers club

Saturday 06 July 2019 | VoxEurop

Mediapart dug into newly released data from the French Agency for Biodiversity to understand where pesticides end up in France at a local level.


Atlas of the Common Agricultural Policy

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

"Our agriculture is changing and with it are social models and the environment: it is to address all these issues that we have decided to publish this Atlas". 


Ecologists ask for less trawling and restricted areas to stop fish massacre 

Thursday 13 June 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

At the Marrakesh Summit held on June 11-12, coastal countries confirmed their commitment to combat overfishing in the Mediterranean, the most overexploited sea in the world. However, scientists argue that total bans in the most vulnerable areas are required.


1.6 million farmers receive almost 85 percent of the EU's agricultural subsidies 

Friday 24 May 2019 | EUfactcheck

A large part of the EU's budget is devoted to supporting agriculture. Yet farmers receive a given amount per hectare – so large farms receive way more money than the small ones, to the extent that 25 percent of all EU farmers receive only 1.3 percent of the available funds.


Agriculture: an ever less common policy 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

The Commission has proposed to allocate 365 billion euro to agriculture in 27 member states, or 28.5 percent of the EU budget – an historically low contribution.


The EU’s risky move on (un)sustainable fisheries  in depth

Friday 12 April 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

Pressures on the EU from industrial fishery lobbies to maintain business as usual in the Western Mediterranean may put both fish stocks and small fishermen’s livelihoods at risk, while also undermining the economic sustainability of the industry itself, as we reveal in a three-part investigation.


Fewer antibiotics in European livestock farming  in depth

Wednesday 27 March 2019 | Antoine Vergely
| VoxEurop

The improper use of antibiotics for animals contributes to the emergence of resistant bacteria. While their use in the EU is declining, this phenomenon remains a threat to human health.


EU promotes meat, despite climate goals  in depth

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Meat and dairy are emissions-intensive when compared to vegetables and fruit, with carnivore diets leading to roughly double the amount of a vegetarian's greenhouse gas emissions.