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Green Deal: presenting proposals to restore Europe's nature by 2050 and halve pesticide use by 2030

Today, the Commission adopted proposals to restore damaged ecosystems and bring nature back across Europe, from agricultural land and seas, to forests and urban environments. The Commission also proposes to reduce the use and risk of chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030. These are the flagship legislative proposals to follow the Biodiversity and…

JRC: Slightly reduced yield outlook for crops in Europe

According to the June issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe, published today, the yield outlook for EU winter crops is slightly reduced for the third consecutive month. At EU level, the yield forecasts for soft wheat, durum wheat and winter barley are now just below the 5-year average. The forecasts for rapeseed, maize and…

The EU registers 11 new geographical indications from Central America

Today, the EU and its Central American partners celebrated the 10th anniversary of the signature of the EU-Central America Association Agreement. At the annual Association Committee, the EU, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama agreed to further deepen the agreement by protecting eleven new geographical indications…

Factsheet: Supporting farmers to reduce the use of chemical pesticides with the CAP

For many farmers, pest control in crops still heavily relies on chemical pesticides. The new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) can financially support farmers to reduce this dependency on chemical pesticides, by shifting to better agronomic practices, alternative pest control techniques and precision farming. The CAP, Horizon Europe and the Digital…

Commission proposes to collect environmental and social data in European farms

Following up on its intention set out in the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, the European Commission proposed today to convert the Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) into a Farm Sustainability Data Network (FSDN). This will allow to better address sustainability challenges thanks to increased data knowledge on EU agriculture.   The FADN is a…