Agriculture

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. 


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. 


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.


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.


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).


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.