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The Commission approves new geographical indication from Hungary

The Commission has approved today the addition of ‘Akasztói szikiponty’ from Hungary in the register of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). ‘Akasztói szikiponty’ is a variety of carp with a light greyish golden-yello colour. They are reared in the municipalities of Akasztó and Dunatetétlen, in Southern Hungary. The quality of ‘Akasztói…

Commission approves new geographical indication for Turkey

The European Commission has approved the application for inclusion of  “Aydın Kestanesi” from Turkey in the Register of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO). "Aydın Kestanesi" is a chestnut with a shiny shell and light brown color, which is consumed fresh. It is cultivated in the province of Aydın, in southwestern Turkey, at an altitude of…

State aid: Commission approves €10 million Belgian scheme to support potato producers affected by coronavirus outbreak in Wallonia

The European Commission has approved a €10 million Belgian scheme to support the Walloon potato sector in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State Aid Temporary Framework. The public support, which will take the form of direct grants, will be open to producers and stockers active in the potato sector in…

EUROSTAT - Livestock population in numbers

The EU has a substantial livestock population: there were 143 million pigs, 77 million bovine animals, 62 million sheep* and 12 million goats* in December 2019. The majority of EU livestock are reared in just a few EU Member States By and large, the bigger Member States reared the most livestock: Spain accounted for 22% of the EU’s pigs, 9% of…

Report - FAO: The state of agricultural commodity markets 2020

The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets presents commodity market issues in an objective and accessible way to policy-makers, commodity market observers and stakeholders interested in agricultural commodity market developments and their impacts on countries at different levels of economic development. The State of Agricultural Commodity…