Copa-Cogeca welcomed today the election of Peter Kendall from the UK as new President of the World Farmers Organisation for a two year term. He will replace Robert Carlson.
The construction of dams is increasingly endangering rivers in the western part of the Balkans, which are extremely well-preserved in terms of structure and biodiversity and must be protected, said participants of a March 20 presentation of research done by a group of NGOs on the condition of Balkan rivers.
Reacting to new EU Commission proposals on organic production and labeling, Copa-Cogeca stressed that they must be based on the success of current EU legislation and must allow EU organic production to continue to develop.
The European Commission will restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, despite a split among EU states on the issue.
Land grabbing is widely assumed to be happening only in the global South, but an in-depth analysis by a team of researchers shows that land grabbing is also expanding into Europe.
Agriculture ministers meeting in Brussels on Tuesday (19 March) forged an incomplete compromise farm policy ahead of key negotiations on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), with Slovakia and Slovenia refusing to sign off on the deal.
Butter mountains and milk lakes. Those were the images invoked in the European Parliament this week by opponents of extending vineyard planting limits and protections for sugar beet farmers.