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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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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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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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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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EU bets on biogas to reduce dependence on Russia

To reduce its dependence on Russian gas, the European Union wants to focus on biogas. The production of biogas should double as soon as possible…

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War in Ukraine – What about the Green Deal?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has a direct impact on food security in Europe, the Middle East and further afield. Since the invasion on 24 February,…

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EU Organic Awards for best projects in the organic sector

Organic food production plays a key role in the implementation of the European Green Deal, the Farm-to-Fork strategy and the biodiversity strategy. The Commission wants…

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