The EU-27 has 156.7 million hectares devoted to agriculture. In 2019, nearly 12.5 million hectares, i.e. about 8% of the total area, were devoted to organic farming. However, the goal of the "From Farm to Table" European strategy is that 25% of the agricultural area, i.e. 39.2 million hectares, be devoted to organic production by 2030.
EU countries may apply exceptions to the rules on organic farming due to climatic disasters, animal diseases or "catastrophes" in the new regulations for this type of production, which will come into force in 2022. The Official Gazette of the EU published a regulation to regulate the exceptional rules for organic production, which must be established by the country affected.
The European Commission has approved a €9.3 million Croatian scheme to support enterprises that operate in certain primary agricultural sectors affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The support, which will take the form of direct grants, will -among others- be available to producers of apples, mandarins and potatoes in Croatia.
On Thursday November 4, 2020, the UNPT held a video conference in which Geoffroy d'Evry, UNPT President, Martin Mascre, UNPT Director, Bertrand Achte, UNPT Vice-President and Transformation Commission Chair, and Olivier Brasset, UNPT Vice-President and chairman of the Starch Committee, presented the results of the 2019-2020 season and some of the prospects for the 2020-2021 campaign.
The future of the Canary Islands banana sector still depends on the final decision that Brussels adopts on the funds of the new CAP after the discussions in which the Council of Ministers of Agriculture of the European Union, the European Parliament, and the European Commission must finalize the last issues of the agreement for the 2021-2027 period.
After 42 hours of negotiations, the countries of the European Union (EU) have managed to close an agreement on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which will regulate European agriculture between 2023 and 2027. The European Ministers of Agriculture greenlighted the three regulations that make up this reform: that of the National Strategic Plans, that of the common organization of markets, and the regulation on the financing of aid.
In Europe, 2020 Peach and nectarine yields are expected to decline by 15%, compared to 2019. The main stone fruit growing countries in the EU expect 3.4 million tons of these fruits. This expected decline is due to the unfavorable spring weather conditions. There's also a continued decrease in planted acreage. According to the forecast, the planted area should fall to 216,550 ha this year.
With more than 58,000 million Euro per year, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is undoubtedly the largest fund administered by the European Union, accounting for 39% of the latest budget. "Agricultural Policy is very expensive, but at the same time, I think we should explain to our people that this budget is not only for 10 million agricultural producers, but for 450 million people."
"We have worked pretty well with garlic so far, and now the whole of Europe is waiting for the produce to become available to check on quality after the intermittent rain of the past few weeks," explains Antonio Tuccillo, administrator of Agrimpex Farming. Harvesting operations in southern Italy ran smoothly.
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