Compiled by the AGRI sector of the Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies (Albert MASSOT MARTI)
NB this list is intended for internal EP use and some links are available only to subscribers


EC: EU Agricultural Outlook for the EU agricultural markets and income 2017-2030, and
The 2017 EU Agricultural Outlook conferenceFull text

European Court of Auditors (ECA): Special report 21/2017 – Greening the CAP: income support more complex and not yet environmentally effective

Eurostat: Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics — 2017 edition

USDA – ERS: The Influence of Income and Prices on Global Dietary Patterns by Country, Age, and Gender


EC: COM (2017) 713 of 29 November 2017. Press release: The Future of Food and Farming – for a flexible, fair and sustainable Common Agricultural Policy. Memo – Fact sheet: The future of food and farming – Communication on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020.
EC: Future of the CAP: What’s cooking for the next CAP?

EP: Press release – Future of EU farming: Agriculture MEPs react to Commission’s ideas
CAP Reform:

IEG Policy:


Arc 2020: CAP Communication – reactions
IFOAM: EU Agriculture needs clearer direction for long-term sustainability
Committee of the regions: Reform of Common Agricultural Policy: Local and regional representatives warn of the risk of renationalising the CAP
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine of Ireland: Minister Creed’s address to the ‘Cap sur la Pac’ Conference at the OECD Paris 19th December 2017
KU Leuven: Eric Mathijs: CAP post-2020: navigating between protection and innovation
EP: Selected references – The future of the CAP
World Bank: Thinking CAP – Supporting agricultural jobs and incomes in the EU (World Bank Report on the EU)
Bird Life – EEB: Is the CAP Fit for purpose? An evidence-based fitness-check assessment
MOMAGRI (FR): Communication PAC 2020 : Le Commissaire à l’Agriculture met tous les syndicats agricoles français d’accord … contre lui !
Terre-net (FR): Jean-Marie Séronie : « Des piques dans la Pac »


EC: WTO meeting in Buenos Aires: A missed opportunity
IFPRI: That was then, this is now: WTO and agriculture
IEG Policy:

Common Dreams: WTO Summit to Ignore Price Crisis, Agricultural Dumping
Food Tank: WTO remains blind to agricultural dumping
SOS faim (FR): Un accord sur l’agriculture à l’OMC est nécessaire. Mais quel accord?

Council: European Council Guidelines for Brexit negotiations agreed by EU leaders on December 15 [Pdf]
EP: Resolution of 13 December 2017 on the state of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom

IEG Policy:

CAP Reform: Pitfalls on the way to a Brexit transition period
Parliament UK: Briefing – Brexit: ‘sufficient progress’ to move to phase 2
EP: Briefing – The Brexit process: Moving to the second phase of negotiations
Parliament UK:

University of Cambridge:

Bruegel: The future of the EU-UK relationship. Blog post by A. Sapir on the next steps
Bertelsmann Stiftung: Brexit and free movement – a CEE perspective
Bloomberg: The Year That Makes or Breaks Brexit
EU Observer:

Farm Europe: BREXIT: Good news but many questions remain  (FR)
SSRN: Brexit, Trade and Agriculture: Waiting for Answers
IEG Policy:



IEG Policy: Bulgaria prioritises CAP simplification and discussions on next EU budget
Bulgarian Presidency EU
EC: Published initiatives
EC: Contribute law making (New ‘Better regulation’ portal and REFIT platform)
EC: EU Science Hub: Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain: A literature review on methodologies, impacts and regulatory aspects
EC: Strong majority of stakeholders back EU action to support farmers in food chain
IEG Policy: Public consultation on UTPs shows majority in favour of EU-wide legal action
EC: EU actions against food waste
EC – JRC: JRC Newsletter
EP: Agricultural education and lifelong training in the EU
EP: EU competition rules must help farmers to deliver food security, say MEPs
EP: Draft report on the implementation of CAP young farmers’ tools in the EU after the 2013 reform
EIP – AGRI: Inspirational ideas: Agroforestry- a win-win for nature and the farmer
EC: Commodity Price Dashboard

EC: EU Milk Market Observatory

EC: EU Meat Market Observatory

EC: EU Sugar Market Observatory

EC: EU Crops Market Observatory


IEG Policy: News

FAO: Food Price Index (7/12/2017)
AMIS : No 54, December issue of AMIS Market Monitor

USDA – ERS: Amber Waves, December 2017
USDA – Risk management agency: 2017 End-of-Year Report
CEIGRAM: Setting the scene: Which is the best risk management tool? (slides)
Journal of Cleaner Production: Vertical Coordination and Cooperative Member Benefits: Case Studies of Four Dairy Farmers’ Cooperatives in China

European Academies Sciences Advisory Council: Opportunities and Challenges for Research on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture in Europe

New Food Economy: Rural America’s Trump vote was decades in the making. Democrats’ farm policies—starting with the New Deal—are partly to blame
European Food and Feed Law Review:

American Journal of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
European Review of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
Agricultural and Resource Economics: Volume 17, Issue 1
Foods: Volume 6, Issue 12
Agriculture: Volume 7, Issue 12
Huawei: Feeding the world with connected farming
Crop Watch: Crop Watch bulletin (Vol. 17, No. 4), November 2017
Olive oil Times: Spanish and Italian Producers Share Successes, Challenges at Duel Summits
ECPA: Crop protection challenges in the EU
Food Insight: 2017 Food & Health Survey: Food Confusion
This Microbial Life: Antibiotics in Agriculture: We Can’t Afford It
Science Daily: Speed breeding technique sows seeds of new green revolution How legal marijuana will change California in 2018
CIHEAM: Newsletter – In focus
Arc2020: Newsletter
Eur Activ:

Bloomberg: America’s Worst Graveyard Shift Is Grinding Up Workers
Farm Policy News (US):

Farmdoc Daily (US):

Gro Intelligence:

Global Meat: News

Dairy Reporter: News

Food Navigator:

Food Navigator’s most shared stories of 2017
2018 and beyond: Five megatrends set to shape food industry

The Beef / Dairy Site: Newsletter
FranceAgriMer (FR): Web site
Momagri (FR): Newsletter N 197
INSEE (FR): Les exploitations en agriculture biologique : quelles performances économiques ? / Les acteurs économiques et l’environnement
Usbek & Rica (FR): Lait, fruits, vin : quand le bio est plus performant que l’agriculture conventionnelle
Le Télégramme (FR): Entraide agricole. La « troisième révolution »
Science et avenir (FR): Les agriculteurs se suicident beaucoup plus que la population générale
Revue laitière française (FR): A la une
Chambres d’agriculture (FR): Lettre économique de décembre 2017
Yahoo!! (FR): CoFarming: quand l’agriculture se met à l’économie collaborative 3.0
Bioaddict (FR): Nouveau règlement sur l’agriculture biologique : la France doit aller plus loin
Nouveautés éditeurs (FR): Daniele Bianchi: Comment lire l’étiquette d’un aliment… : et reconnaître faux produits naturels et vrais produits chimiques !
Les Échos (FR):

Le Monde (FR): La production de bœufs peut-elle être durable aux États-Unis ?
Ouest-France (FR): Fraude au lisier : les Pays-Bas éclaboussés
Agrisalon (FR): À la une


IEG Policy: Agriculture-related emissions set to drop in the EU by 2030
Irish Times: How to cut CO2 emissions and income tax at the same time
Environments: Volume 4, Issue 4
Sustainability: Volume 9, Issue 12
Climate: Volume 5, Issue 4
Water: Volume 9, Issue 12
Forests: Volume 8, Issue 12
Energies: Volume 10, Issue 12
OCDE (FR): Améliorer l’efficacité énergétique dans la chaîne agroalimentaire
RTBF (FR): 5 degrés plutôt que 3: le réchauffement climatique estimé encore plus important qu’on ne le craignait
L’académie de l’agriculture (FR): Lancement de la carte la plus complète au monde sur les stocks de carbone dans le sol


The German Marshall Fund (GMF): Transatlantic relations in 2018
CESifo Economic Studies: Advance articles
The Review of Economic Studies:

European Review of Economic History: Advance articles
Economies: Volume 5, Issue 4
OECD: Chemicals safety news
L’antenne (FR): Corridors de transport européens, un enjeu majeur pour les territoires
Le Monde (FR): Le creusement des inégalités menace le miracle asiatique
Borderlex: Newsletter


Public Policy Exchange: Food Safety in the EU (31 January)
Public Policy Exchange: Considering the Future of Sustainable Agriculture in the EU: Ensuring Production and Preserving Biodiversity (22 February)
Forum for the future of agriculture (FFA): FFA 2018 (27 March 2018)

With acknowledgements to IEG Policy, Politico, CAP, Euractiv, Centre d ‘études et de prospective,, FranceAgriMer and Tomás Garcia Azcárate (EAGRA)

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