Agriculture

Italy says no to the largest protected area in the Mediterranean  in depth

Monday 04 November 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

A ban on trawling in reproduction areas brings fish stocks back to healthy levels. However, the Italian government is holding back impact assessments, forcing the European Commission to remove restrictions in the Strait of Otranto from the current Mediterranean plan. 


Droughts in Europe (Copernicus)

Tuesday 27 August 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

The European Drought Observatory gathers and publishes data and maps on past, current and forecasted drought phenomena in Europe. 


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.


Organic farming is on the march in Europe 

Wednesday 28 August 2019 | Céline Mouzon
| Alternatives Economiques

Rising demand, falling meat consumption: organic food is on a roll, and for good reason. An overview on production, distribution and consumption of organic goods in Europe, and on their environmental impact.


Marine protected areas (Protected Planet)

Monday 02 September 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The oceans occupy more than 70% of the Earth's surface and abound in extremely diverse ecosystems. The Protected Planet website covers more than 15,000 marine protected areas around the world.


Estimates of agricultural support

Tuesday 20 August 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

How are agricultural policies evolving in Europe?


The EU and Italy ban fishing in the most important protected habitats, but not without delay 

Thursday 11 July 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop

The EU obliges Mediterranean countries, Italy in particular, to ban fishing in three important fish reserves in the Strait of Sicily, as recommended by the FAO in 2016. The NGO Oceana is publishing the names of vessels suspected of ignoring the ban.


Ending overfishing in northern Europe: a fishy game  in depth

Monday 02 September 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

The North Sea is no exception to the overfishing spree across Europe. As discussions are ongoing between Norway and the EU, scientists issue their latest warning on collapsing cod stocks.


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).