Agrifood Brief

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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February 28, 2022 00:18:30
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Agrifood Podcast Special Edition: Knowledge (sharing) is power

In this special edition of the agrifood podcast, EURACTIV’s agrifood team takes a closer look at knowledge sharing in the agricultural sector - why is this so important, what challenges do farmers face in exchanging information on innovative approaches, and what projects already exist to help them overcome these? To dig deeper into the topic, we are joined by agroecological farmer Klarien Klingen, who is the co-founder of agroecological farmers association Toekomstboeren, Alice Minichini from the EU’s young farmers’ association CEJA, Ilias Sousis, CEO of WikiFarmer and DG AGRI’s Inge van Hoost. ...

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February 18, 2022 00:30:44
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EU-Africa, Galentine’s day & an Italian culinary trip

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team explores what the EU-Africa summit holds for the agrifood sector, we are joined by Brendan Coolsaet, associate professor of environmental politics at the European school of political and social Sciences at Lille Catholic University, to talk about what he learned in his trip around Italy visiting farms, and, in honour of the fact that Valentine’s Day coincided with the EU-AU summit this week, we bring you some fun facts about chocolate. ...

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February 11, 2022 00:46:27
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Pesticides week, AGRIFISH in Strasbourg, Slovakia’s CAP plan

This week is the week of pesticides, with both the leak of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive and new rules aimed at accelerating the approval process of biopesticides. EURACTIV also hears from our own Julia Dahm who was on the ground at the agricultural ministers informal meeting in Strasbourg this week, and we hear from EURACTIV Slovakia’s Marián Koreň about the latest news on Slovakia’s missing national strategic plan for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). ...

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February 04, 2022 00:41:17
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CAP plans timeline, the return of cintura negra, agri-statistics trilogue

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team brings you the latest about the timeline of the CAP national strategic plans approval, and we are joined by EURACTIV Germany’s Julia Dahm to talk about Commission’s plans to address food security within the EU in crisis situations. We also speak to Greek leftist MEP Petros Kokkalis about the first interinstitutional negotiations on the revision of the current agricultural statistics framework. ...

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January 28, 2022 00:30:18
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Denormandie's 'climate soldiers', reciprocity, new agri vice chair

This week, EURACTIV France's Magdalena Pistorius joins EURACTIV's agrifood team to explain how French agricultural minister Julien Denormandie's debut speech under the French presidency was received in the European Parliament, we explore some of his main priorities in more depth, including carbon farming and trade reciprocity, and we speak to the newly elected Vice Chair of the European Parliament's agriculture committee, Benoît Biteau, about his ambitions for the role and the importance of strengthening collaboration between the ENVI and AGRI committees. ...

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January 21, 2022 00:38:24
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The mysterious cintura negra, Belarus embargo, animal transport vote

This week, EURACTIV's agrifood team talks about the first AGRIFISH Council under the French Presidency (including anecdotes from inside the building), including issues in the pig sector as well as the fallout from the Belarus food embargo, and we are joined by EURACTIV Germany's Julia Dahm together with Green MEP Tilly Metz to hear what happened in this week's plenary vote on animal welfare during transport. ...

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