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NGOs make a strong call to reform the CAP via HNV

KATRINA MARSDEN, 16 SEP 2010

NGOs make a strong call to reform the CAP by shifting substantial financial support to High Nature Value (HNV) farming. Launching views on how support could be directed towards low intensity farming in the EU, the four NGOs turn the spotlight on the urgent need to maintain specific farming systems.

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Environmental Governance in Hungary

GUSZTáV NEMES, 04 JUN 2010

A recent paper has been published on environmental governance in Hungary which focuses on rural development policies and social learning during the implementation of EU agri-environment policies.

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Rural Development Policy in the EU – Lessons from the Past and Options for the Future

VALENTIN ZAHRNT , 06 MAY 2010

This article introduces the first of a series of seminars organized by ECIPE and reformthecap.eu to help non-experts determine the facts.

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A Greening of European Agricultural Policy is Needed

THE GERMAN ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE ENVIRONMENT, 04 MAY 2010

The German Advisory Council on the Environment calls for a fundamental re-orientation of European agricultural policy in its statement on CAP-reform.

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UN Millennium Campaign organizes the seminar ‘The impact of the Common Agriculture Policy on Development’

PATRIZIA LABELLA, 27 APR 2010

The UN Millennium Campaign Founder, Eveline Herfkens, will discuss how the CAP hurts the poor and undermines development efforts, during a seminar organized by the United Nations Millennium Campaign in Brussels on 29 April.

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Put Practitioners at the Heart of Adapting EU Agriculture & Forestry to Climate Change Says Lords EU Committee

HOUSE OF LORDS, 31 MAR 2010

The UK's House of Lords EU Committee yesterday published its report on adapting agriculture and forestry to climate change. The Committee’s inquiry has focused on the European Commission White Paper, Adapting to Climate Change: Towards a European framework for action from April 2009.

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Guide to the CAP web page dschungle

VALENTIN ZAHRNT , 23 MAR 2010

More sites dedicated to the CAP are becoming available and multi-issue sites improve their coverage of CAP issues. This post takes a closer, comparative look at three leading sites: cap2020, capreform and reformthecap.

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Joint statement by participants to the Set Aside Symposium, European Congress of Conservation Biology

KOVáCS, ANIKó , 19 MAR 2010

Participants to the Set Aside symposium the 2nd European Congress of Conservation Biology on "Conservation biology and beyond: from science to practice“ in Prague last year made this joint statement.

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European Food Declaration: Towards a Healthy, Sustainable, Fair and Mutually Supportive CAP

EUROPEAN CIVIL SOCIETY, 16 MAR 2010

An alliance of European, national and local civil society organisations concerned with the future of food and agriculture in Europe, are today launching a ‘European food declaration’ to mobilise European citizens and authorities to reshape the CAP.

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Co-Financing of Public Goods

VALENTIN ZAHRNT , 28 JAN 2010

Many argue that we should first agree on the objectives of the future CAP, then select the most suitable policy instruments, and talk about financing only at the very end. This contribution submits four theses on co-financing, asking ‘how strong is the European interest, and how can CAP contributions to agricultural subsidies be adapted to it’?

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Landowners and Conservationists Join Forces in Vision for the CAP

JENNA HEGARTY , 27 JAN 2010

The CLA and RSPB today (Wednesday, 27 January) launch their joint vision for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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NEW LITERACY - food energy education (FE)

MARIO MOLINARI, DIRECTOR AT NEW LITERACY PUBLISHING , 21 JAN 2010

A new publication makes the link between food, energy and education.

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Pressures on Prime Agricultural Land in Europe

SIMONE VERZANDVOORT, 08 JAN 2010

Is there a need to protect prime agricultural land in Europe? A new note published by Alterra discusses the pressures currently facing agricultural land in Europe.

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Estimating the Benefits to the EU of Eliminating the CAP

PIERRE BOULANGER AND PATRICK JOMINI, 01 DEC 2009

This recent publication attempts to estimate the benefits to the EU of eliminating the CAP using recent data in a general equilibrium framework.

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BirdLife: Why is Cross-Compliance not Delivering for Biodiversity?

ARIEL BRUNNER , 25 NOV 2009

BirdLife International have launched a new critical report on the EU’s Agricultural Policy. The report, ‘Through the green smokescreen. How is CAP cross compliance delivering for biodiversity?’ analyses cross compliance, the system of rules attached to the receipt of the bulk of EU CAP subsidies.

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