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European Commission registers Χαλλούμι/Halloumi/Hellim as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)

Today, the European Commission adopted a package of two measures regarding an important Cypriot heritage: Χαλλούμι/Halloumi/Hellim. First, the Commission registered Χαλλούμι/Halloumi/Hellim as a protected designation of origin (PDO), protecting the valuable name against imitation and misuse across the EU. Only Χαλλούμι/Halloumi/Hellim produced in…

JRC - Foresight report: How might the European bioeconomy look in 2050?

The Commission’s 2020 Strategic Foresight Report mentions the potential of a sustainable bioeconomy, to transform Europe’s agricultural and industrial base and create new jobs, whilst enhancing our natural resources and ecosystems.   In collaboration with DG Research and Innovation, the Joint Research Centre has created an ad-hoc network of…

EU Dairy farms report based on 2018 FADN data

This annual report provides an economic overview of EU milk specialised farms1based on the latest available data from the farm accountancy data network (FADN) for 2018.It provides trends in milk margin per tonne and in income per annual work unit from 20082to 2018, together with estimates of gross milk margins3for 2019. The sample of milk…

Ageing of Europe’s farmers remains a major challenge in rural areas

In 2016, for every farm manager under 40 there were three farm managers over the age of 65 in the EU. The ageing of Europe’s farmers is one of the greatest challenges that rural areas are facing. The CAP’s impact on generational renewal is mostly positive, but remains limited notably in regions lacking basic infrastructure and services. The CAP…

Commission recommendations to Member States as regards their strategic plan for the CAP

In the context of the European Green Deal, which sets out the path to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be instrumental in managing the transition towards a sustainable food system and in strengthening the efforts of European farmers to contribute to the EU’s climate objectives and…