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EU provides €45 million in support for smallholder agri-businesses in rural Africa

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica is in Rome today for the launch of the new Agri-Business Capital (ABC) Fund, which will help deliver on the Africa-Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investments and Jobs. Speaking at the launch, organised by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),...

New video: Europe feeds your senses

Embrace the tastes, textures, sights and smells of quality food. You know it’s real, we guarantee it. The EU quality schemes guarantee authenticity. ‘Geographical Indications’ confirm that your food and drink comes from a specific region and has followed an established production process. That’s quality.

Council sets its priorities for the 2020 EU budget

Introduction   1.  The Council underlines that the budgetary procedure for 2020 will be the last of the programming period 2014-2020. In this regard, the budget will play an important role in the delivery of the Union's objectives and priorities under the multiannual financial framework (MFF).   2.  The Council considers that the budget for 2020...

Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO

Porcelaine white with a creamy texture, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO is only produced with the fresh milk of water buffalos. Historical sources suggest that water buffalos arrived in Italy by the 7th Century. Highly valued for their significant strength and ability to cross-marshy land without sinking, they fulfilled an important role pulling...

EU Business Mission to Japan, 8-11 May 2019

Commissioner Phil Hogan will be visiting Japan in May 2019, accompanied by a business delegation of senior representatives from the European agri-food sector. The purpose of this visit is to facilitate European agricultural food and beverage exports to benefit from the favourable outcome of the EPA EU – Japan, which entered into force on 1...