Agrifood Brief

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Welcome to EURACTIV's AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU from EURACTIV's Agrifood news team: Gerardo Fortuna and Natasha Foote
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Latest Episodes…

  1. 12 - Special Edition - The effects of COVID-19 on agriculture in the EU

    In this special edition of the agrifood podcast, we explore the consequences of the recent coronavirus outbreak on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), focusing on what this outbreak shows about the EU farming system, how farmers can best be supported during times of crisis, ...

    2020-03-31

  2. 11 - COVID-19 fallout, seasonal workers, CAP contingency plan

    EU agriculture ministers have called for further measures to address the difficulties faced by the agri-food sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe’s farming sector could face a dramatic shortfall in workers, and lawmakers in the European Parliament have called on the European Commission to prepare a strategy anticipating ...

    2020-03-26

  3. 10 - F2F delayed, CAP deadline, COVID-19

    The launch of the new EU food policy will be delayed by another month, EU countries have now been offered the option to extend the deadline to submit applications for CAP payments and food supply chain in Germany functions despite COVID-19.  ...

    2020-03-19

  4. 9 - F2F Leak, Circular Economy Plan, COVID-19

    This week: The latest leaked draft of the Farm to Fork strategy features several notable changes from the previous version, how the new circular economy action plan will work alongside the Farm to Fork strategy and EFSA's conclusion that there is currently “no evidence that food is a likely source or ...

    2020-03-12

  5. 8 - Pesticide reduction, F2F Leak and digital farming

    This week: the leaked draft of the Farm to Fork strategy says that it will base its mandatory pesticide reduction targets on the controversial Harmonised Risk Indicator 1 and that it envisages setting five targets in the flagship new food policy and EURACTIV takes a look at the concerns surrounding ...

    2020-03-06