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Caring for the planet starts from the ground

CATHERINE BOWYER, 05 DEC 2017

If caring for the planet starts from the ground, then caring for the planet starts with farmers and foresters and all others who manage and use Europe’s soils.

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IEEP Reaction: CAP Communication Launch

DAVID BALDOCK, KALEY HART, 29 NOV 2017

The European Commission launched its long expected Communication on ‘the Future of Food and Farming’ on 29 November. Here's IEEP's initial reaction.

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Out of the box thinking on the CAP

ALLAN BUCKWELL, 16 JAN 2017

RISE Foundation project outlines new thinking on the further modernisation of the CAP

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Where are we now and where next?

ANNE MARéCHAL; ALLAN BUCKWELL, 15 DEC 2016

Key messages from the DG AGRI Outlook conference 2016.

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Sustainable Intensification of European Agriculture

ALLAN BUCKWELL, 28 JUL 2014

Sustainable Intensification of existing agricultural land to avoid further degradation of natural forest, grassland and wild areas is a logical and generally accepted concept. This article looks at a recently published report which examines in some detail what sustainable intensification should mean in the context of the already intensive agriculture of the European Union which has been associated with environmental damage. The conclusion is that the emphasis must be on sustainability, but that this concept is not well served by the lack of evidence on what are truly unsustainable practices, the multiplicity of approaches to sustainability indicators, and the lack of farm-level measures and benchmarks.

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