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11/05/20201- Fi-Compass webinar: Financial needs in the agriculture and agri-food sectors in Poland

The European Commission – Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB) is organising the webinar  ‘Financial needs in the agriculture and agri-food sectors in Poland’, that will take place on Tuesday, 11 May 2021.   Maciej Golubiewski, Head of Cabinet of the…

January 2021 sees decline in agri-food trade

In January 2021, EU agri-food exports decreased by 11% compared to January 2020, reaching a total value of €13.5 billion. Imports attained a value of €9.1 billion, 16% less than in January 2020.This decrease comes after a longer period of continuous increase in exports. This led to an agri-food trade surplus for January 2021 standing at €4.4…

Getting the CAP Strategic Plans done: the voice of regions and stakeholders

The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD), in close cooperation with the European Commission, is organising a webinar on 10 Mayl 2021: 'Getting the CAP Strategic Plans done: the voice of regions and stakeholders'.   The aim of the event is to share views and exchange experiences regarding the participation of regions and other stakeholders…

EFSA - Xylella fastidiosa: ‘applied research’ the key to success

“We need to translate this week of intense thinking into action.” Those were the words of Claude Bragard, chair of EFSA’s Panel on Plant Health, as he closed the third European conference on Xylella fastidiosa.   The online event was attended by scientists, academics and interested stakeholders from more than 60 countries. The presentations…

Commission extends flexibilities of Common Agricultural Policy checks for 2021

With restrictions still in place across the EU, the Commission adopted today rules to extend to 2021 flexibilities for carrying out checks required for Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) support. The rules allow the replacement of on-farm visits with the use of alternative sources of evidence, including new technologies such as satellite imagery or…