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France: Crisis in potato sector

In France there is a crisis in the potato sector according to UNPT (Union Nationale des Producteurs de Pommes de Terre). Due to the extremely dry…

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EU Organic Awards nominees for best organic bio-district, SME, retailer and restaurant

The European Commission announced the 24 nominees for the EU Organic Awards in a July press release. These nominees where shortlisted out of a pool…

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New rules for organic plant protection products

To support the EU’s transition to sustainable food systems and the reduction of the use of chemical pesticides as part of the Farm to Fork…

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France and Austria deliver best organic regions and cities for EU Organic Awards

The EU announced the nominees for the first EU Organic Awards, launched in February of this year, last July. A total of 24 nominees from…

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Farm Visit: Adeline Maillard, Cinque Terre (Italy)

“I have earned the respect of the farmers in the area” Adeline Maillard, winemaker, Cinque Terre (Italy) Originally from the Paris region, Adeline Maillard did…

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Finalists for first EU Organic Awards announced

The European Commission has announced the finalists of the first ever EU Organic Awards, launched on 18 February 2022. A jury composed of representatives from…

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Farm Visit: Tilen Soklič (Slovenia)

“To me, farming means freedom” Newbie Award 2021 winner Tilen Soklič When Tilen dreamt about cultivating asparagus as a farmer in a little alpine village,…

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Column: Empower the farmer of tomorrow.

Our society is in full transition. We are collectively searching for answers to the cross-border challenges we face. Look at climate change with increasingly prolonged…

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European Commission allows cultivation of fallow land

The European Commission grants a temporary derogation for growing crops on set-aside land. The derogation is only valid for 2022. This is what European Commissioner…

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‘Green fertiliser’ finds support in EU

The Flemish Minister of Agriculture Hilde Crevits and the Dutch Minister of Agriculture Henk Staghouwer argued at the European Council of Agriculture Ministers last Monday…

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