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Information measures relating to the Common Agricultural Policy (IMCAP): Call for proposals for 2022 is open!

The call for proposals for support for information measures relating to the CAP (IMCAP) is now open! Under the IMCAP, the  European Commission co-finances projects to inform the public about the common agricultural policy (CAP). Projects can include: TV features on agriculture and innovation; farm visits; information campaigns; audiovisual and…

€686 million to be reimbursed to European farmers

The European Commission adopted on 26 November 2021 a regulation allowing Member States to reimburse €686 million to European farmers. During the 2021 budget year, €879.8 million were deducted from farmers' direct payments under the common agricultural policy (CAP) to finance the agricultural crisis reserve and to make sure that the overall…

Council of the EU: Agreement reached on collection of regional farming data

Today the Council and the Parliament agreed to update the way regional farming statistics are reported in the EU. The move comes as part of efforts to modernise Europe’s agricultural statistics system to bring it in line with developments in the sector, including the reformed common agricultural policy. The new regulation amends the existing…

Results of the largest investigation into the authenticity of culinary herbs and spices on the European market

The European Commission published the results of the first coordinated control plan on the authenticity of herbs and spices launched by the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety. It has been carried out by 21 EU Member States, Switzerland and Norway, with the technical support of the Joint Research Centre, which performed nearly 10,000…

Steady increase in EU agri-food trade in first eight months of 2021

The total value of EU agri-food trade (exports plus imports) for January-August 2021 reached a value of €210.5 billion, reflecting a 5.1% increase on the same period last year. Exports rose by 7% to €127.5 billion, while imports grew by 2.3% to €85 billion, giving a total agri-food trade surplus of €44 billion for the first eight months of the…