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Compiled by the AGRI sector of the Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies (Albert MASSOT MARTI)
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EC: 11th Financial Report on the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund – 2017 Financial YearWorking document
11th Financial Report on the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development – 2017 Financial Year

EC: An agenda for a climate-smart and sustainable food system for a healthy Europe : report of the FOOD 2030 expert group

European Court of Justice (ECJ): Judgement of the ECJ on Case 528/16 of 25 July – Deliberate release of genetically modified organisms into the environment — Mutagenesis — Directive 2001/18/EC
Full procedure
Press release
→→IEG Policy: ECJ decides new breeding techniques create GMOs which are subject to relevant EU rules
→→→Europe risks being left behind on GMOs
→→→Perdue criticises ECJ ruling on new plant breeding techniques
→→VOX: The public doesn’t trust GMOs. Will it trust CRISPR?

OECD-FAO : Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027Perspectives agricoles OECD-FAO 2018-2027
Réussir cultures & grains (FR): Poursuite du cycle baissier sur 2018-2027 selon l’OCDE
Eur Activ (FR): La planète à l’épreuve des importations agricoles
IEG Policy: Agricultural policies still threaten commodity market stability

FAO: FAO Outlook. Biannual report on global food markets
→→Farm Policy News: Recent FAO and USDA Updates Provide Additional Perspective on U.S. Agricultural Trade
The state of world’s forests
→→IEG Policy: EU forest areas have expanded since 1990 – FAO report

Société Française d’Économie Rurale (SFER): Politiques agricoles et alimentaires: trajectoires et reformes (Montpellier, Juin 2018) (présentations)


EC: Short-term outlook for EU Agricultural Markets in 2018 and 2019
IEG Policy: Bad weather hits EU cereal harvest but helps olive oil producers – Commission outlook
JRC: Mars Bulletin – Crop monitoring in Europe
International Grains Council (IGC): News
Crop Watch: Bulletin Vol. 18, No. 3, August 2018
COPA – COGECA: Forecast harvest cut
IEG Policy: Drop in EU cereals production in 2017 due to adverse weather
AMIS Market Monitor: September 2018
EC – JRC: European Drought Observatory
Crop yield forecasts further reduced due to exceptional weather conditions
EC: Adoption of the greening derogations for farmers impacted by drought
EC: Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at FC STONE Conference on “EU Dairy Outlook”, Dublin
EC: Commission offers further support to European farmers dealing with drought
Press release
Exchange of views on the drought situation in EU. State of play and European Commission response (power point)
IEG Policy: Commission releases further support to drought-hit farmers
Drought causes “most serious situation in 40 years” for EU vegetable sector
Fodder crisis should prompt review of CAP budget cuts, MEP argues
NGOs criticise provision of aid to drought-hit farmers
Danish cereal production to drop by 40 percent due to drought
Drought cuts EU wheat production, reducing export surplus
Southern Europe may save EU maize production, but record-high imports loom
Australia provides additional aid to drought-hit farmers
Agricultural Economics (IAAE): Warming temperatures will likely induce higher premium rates and government outlays for the US crop insurance program
CAP Reform: The drought crisis must serve as a wakeup call to Agriculture Ministers
Teagasc: Long winter and summer drought set to impact farm incomes in 2018
DW: No immediate federal help for drought-hit German farmers, agriculture minister says
Climate change already affecting German farmers
EU Observer: Nordic and Baltic farmers urgently need EU support
Heat, drought, fires: climate change shows Europe’s future
Farm Policy News (US): Wheat: Heat Wave Impacting Outlook, Prices
Drought Takes Toll on EU and Australian Wheat Production
Arc2020: Drought support in Germany: Are state aids reasonable?
The Guardian: Farmers in drought summit amid fears of food supply crisis
Crop failure and bankruptcy threaten farmers as drought grips Europe
Nature: Outlook – Agriculture and drought
American Journal of Agricultural Economics: Estimating the Impact of Drought on Agriculture Using the U.S. Drought Monitor
Reuters: Farming impact of Australia’s worst drought in living memory
Earth Observatory: A Mid-winter Drought in Australia
The Globe and Mail: Drought in Western Canada is becoming an agricultural nightmare for farmers
Saline agriculture worldwide: The drought of 2018: How can saline agriculture help?

US International Trade Commission (ITC): Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations – Ripe olives from Spain
US Commerce: U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping and Subsidization of Imports of Ripe Olives from Spain
→Eur Activ: US questions CAP’s raison d’être with Spanish olives investigation (FR version)
Politico: ITC votes today in Spanish ripe olive case
→IEG Policy: US ITC affirms injury determination for Spanish ripe olive imports
→→“Unacceptable” US tariffs are already hurting Spanish olive producers, says Commission
→Law360: US Will Impose Tariffs On Spanish Olives After ITC Green Light
→World Trade Online: ITC says U.S. olive industry injured by Spanish imports
→US Congressman Doug Lamalfa: International Trade Commission Votes to Provide Relief for California Ripe Olive Industry
→Tomas Garcia Azcárate blog: US antidumping and antisubsidy investigations on Spanish olive: a potential trade negotiation weapon of mass destruction



EC: Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027
EU budget for the future
→→EP News: Confusing EU Budget figures: What are the real cuts and increases?
→→EP News: Post-2020 EU budget: Parliament challenges Commission over scale of cuts (FR)
EC: EU budget: Commission proposes most ambitious Research and Innovation programme yet
Council: Multiannual Financial Framework
→IEG Policy: Commission MFF proposal tries to square the circle amid Brexit and new challenges
EP: European Parliament resolution of 30 May 2018 on the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework and own resources
Draft opinion (Peter Jahr) on the Interim report on MFF 2021-2027 – Parliament’s position in view of an agreement
Oral question of Czesław Adam Siekierski, on behalf of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, on the Common agricultural policy (CAP) financing
European Courts of Auditors (ECA): The Commission’s proposal for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework – Briefing Paper
Ministers of Agriculture from Finland – France – Greece – Ireland – Portugal – Spain : Joint Memorandum on the future MFF / CAP


EC: Legal texts and factsheets
EU budget: the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020
Press release
→→CAP Strategic Plans Regulation (COM (2018) 392) Annexes
→→Horizontal / financing regulation (COM (2018) 393) Annex
→→CMO regulation (COM (2018) 394)
EC: European Commission communicates new CAP proposals on the ground
EC: Remarks by Commissioner Phil Hogan on Simplification and Subsidiarity, July AGRI Council, Brussels
Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Meeting with German Federal and Regional Agriculture Ministers
EC: Study on risk management in EU agriculture
Council: Future of the CAP post 2020
AGRIFISH Council conclusions 18 June
Finnish Delegation: Conditionality: Finding a simpler way to ensure environmental performance (position paper)
→→IEG Policy: EU member states push Commission to lower CAP’s environmental requirements
EP: PDB briefing on ‘Towards the Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020: comparing the reform package with the current regulations’ : Think Tank publication & Research4Agri Blog
Annex (Dashboards)
→→CAP reform: CAP spending in the next MFF
EP: Future of EU farming: Debate on reform proposals with Parliament’s rapporteurs
European Court of Auditors (ECA): Briefing paper: Future of the CAP
Special report no 10/2018: Basic Payment Scheme for farmers – operationally on track, but limited impact on simplification, targeting and the convergence of aid levels
French Ministry of Agriculture (FR): Déclaration commune de FR et DE sur la future PAC
German Ministry of Agriculture (DE): Common declaration of FR and DE on the future CAP
→Reuters: France, Germany call for stable EU farm budget post-Brexit
→Euractiv: Berlin joins opposition to EU Commission’s proposed cuts for CAP


IEG Policy: Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy: Proposals and prospects for 2021-27′ (Special Report)
→→Special Report: Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy
→→The CAP in 2021-27 – some key policy themes
→→The new CAP and agri-food markets
→→The new CAP and the EU budget
→→The new CAP and the impact of Brexit
Stakeholder reactions to the new CAP proposals for 2021-27
Tracing the CAP’s evolution: a half-century of change
Budget detail for 2018 direct payments shows CAP policy priorities
Agriculture Committee loses exclusive competence for CAP reform decisions
EU CAP funding for outermost regions will be left unchanged – Phil Hogan
Baltic states demand to end “unfair competition” caused by CAP subsidies
CAP2020 – IEEP: A healthy environment is fundamental to achieving vibrant rural areas
CAP reform: More on capping direct payments
The redistributive payment is more effective at redistribution
CAP spending in the next MFF
WBAE (Scientific Advisory Board – Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture) : For an EU Agricultural Common Policy serving the public goods after 2020. Fundamental questions and recommendations (DE)
Summary (EN)
CEIGRAM: A resilience-oriented CAP needs to address robustness, adaptability and transformability of agriculture
Emerald Insight: Prospects for agricultural insurance in Europe
Studies in Agricultural Economics: Tariffs, trade and incomplete CAP reform (A. Swinbank)
→IEG Policy: Brexit, Trump, and the unintended consequences of incomplete CAP reform
Arc2020: Environment Committee Gains Right to Bring CAP Amendments to Plenary
Re-CAP (series)
→→A Series of Specific EU Farm, Food and Rural Policy Questions
→→What’s the deal with capping direct payments?
→→Subsidiarity – Savvy Decision-Making or Member State Carte Blanche?
Eur Activ: Berlin joins opposition to EU Commission’s proposed cuts for CAP

Council: European Council conclusions 29 June
Council authorises opening of negotiations with WTO members on Brexit-related adjustments
Letter from the EU and the UK to WTO members
EC: Brexit: European Commission publishes Communication on preparing for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU
Gov.UK: The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union (White Paper)
→IEG Policy: Brexit White Paper published laying out envisaged partnership with EU
UK Parliament: MPs set out how Commons committee should scrutinise Brexit legislation
European Union (Information, etc.) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages
Brexit Preparations and Negotiations
UK adoption of EU external agreements after Brexit
Leaving the EU: Antimicrobial Resistance
Centre for European Reform (CER): What’s the cost of Brexit so far? (paper)
True cost of Brexit vote ‘is £440m every week’
→→Bloomberg: Brexit has already cost the UK more than its EU budget payments, study shows
Central Bank of Ireland: Research Technical paper – Non-tariff barriers and goods trade: a Brexit impact analysis
Institute for Government: Frictionless Trade? What Brexit means for cross-border trade in goods
ICTSD: Brexit Talks Get New UK Chief, Government to Propose Terms for Future EU Relationship
UKTPO: Trading on ‘WTO Rules’ is NOT the best option: the treachery of growth rates
“Mamma Mia – here we go again” Equivalence for goods regulation in the Chequers proposal
Does the Chequers Agreement provide any steps to Brexit heaven?
Weasel words in the Chequers Statement
The Future of US-UK Trade: What case for a bilateral trade agreement?
Regulatory barriers likely to be contentious and most significant obstacles to UK-US trade
Tilting the playing field? The asymmetry in the UK and EU’s regulatory ‘ask’
Decoding the Facilitated Customs Arrangement
AmCham EU: Position paper – Delivering an ambitious new EU-UK trade and investment relationship
IEG Policy: EU single market is not negotiable for Brexit – EU chief negotiator
Hogan floats the idea of a second UK referendum on a withdrawal deal
UK government to ponder new EU alignment plan as Brexit talks heat up
UK ministers Davis and Johnson resign after Cabinet agrees ‘common rules’ policy
Commission urges private sector and businesses to get ready for all scenarios on Brexit
UK trade chief sees 60% chance of no-deal Brexit, blames Commission
No-deal Brexit would cost Eurozone 1.5% of its GDP, IMF warns
Backstop on Northern Ireland could pave the way for “unprecedented” EU-UK partnership
Eur Activ: Brexit Paper translation nightmare: native speakers find mistake after mistake in official docs, criticise some as “unreadable”
EU Observer: UK holds internal Brexit summit
EU will be blamed for no-deal Brexit, UK minister tells Berlin
Simon Usherwood – Twitter: Hard Brexit versus ‘no deal’ Brexit
Real Instituto Elcano: Spain and the prospect of Brexit

UK Parliament: Government must support Welsh agriculture after Brexit
WTO: United Kingdom submits draft schedule to the WTO outlining post-Brexit goods commitments
IATP: Five Red Flags for Food, Farming and Fair Trade Under the UK’s New Brexit Plan &
CAP Reform: Wales charts course towards radically different farm policy
→IEG Policy: UK proposes €5.9bn AMS ceiling for post-Brexit farm support
NFU: Home-grown food production is key – NFU President
→IEG Policy: NFU highlights lack of food self-sufficiency to warn against no-deal Brexit
Global Meat: Brexit impact on meat industry
The Guardian: UK would run out of food a year from now with no-deal Brexit, NFU warns
IEG Policy: The new CAP and the impact of Brexit
‘No deal’ Brexit could see UK facing beef and pig meat supply shortages
MEP warns that Brexit will hit EFSA hard
Meat, dairy and sugar groups weigh in on EU-UK tariff quota proposal
ACP/LDC sugar producers push for “preferential” UK market access post-Brexit
Northern Ireland seeks to maintain direct payments until 2021
Wales plans to scrap farmers’ income support subsidies after Brexit
Controversial new UK Brexit plan aims for ‘status quo’ on EU-UK farm trade
CO2 shortage “exposes weak point” in food supply chain, say meat processors
UK to seek full alignment on EU agri-food rules, US trade deal ruled out: leaked paper
No clarity on post-Brexit UK farm policy until after summer break
UK House of Lords committee raises food safety concerns over Brexit


European Council: June Summit
Council – Austrian Presidency
Keynote address before the European Parliament – presentation of the Austrian Presidency’s priorities
Programme of the Austrian Presidency
EC: Published initiatives
EC: Contribute law making  – New ‘Better regulation’ portal & REFIT platform
EC: New Financial Regulation – Regulation 2018/ 1046
EC: Agri-food trade in 2017: another record year for EU agri-food trade
Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade: Development until May 2018
EC: 36th Annual Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the EU’s Anti-Dumping, Anti-Subsidy and Safeguard activities (2017)
→IEG Policy:Use of EU trade defence measures remained at high level in 2017
EC:Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at Opening of Wageningen University Academic Year
Speech by Commissioner Hogan at Kennedy Summer School, New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland
EC: EU-US Trade: European Commission recommends settling longstanding WTO dispute
EC: Towards stronger EU – Africa cooperation
EC: Towards a more comprehensive EU framework on endocrine disruptors
EC – Scientific Advise Mechanism (SAM):Novel carbon capture and utilisation technologies (report)
→→Press release
EU authorisation processes of plant production products (report)
→→Press release
EC:52 steps towards a greener city
EC:Commission reviews implementation of EU waste rules, proposes actions to help 14 Member States meet recycling targets
→PROVIDE: Smart provision of public goods
EUROSTAT:Farm structure survey 2016
Of the 10.3 million farms in the EU, two thirds are less than 5 ha in size
→French version Sur les 10,3 millions d’exploitations agricoles de l’Union européenne, deux tiers utilisent moins de 5 ha
→→IEG Policy: Majority of EU farms remains small in terms of size and production – Eurostat
European Court of Auditors (ECA): ECA Journal 6/7 2018 Special Theme – Financing and Auditing of Parliament
EFSA Journal:The 2016 European Union report on pesticide residues in food
→→IEG Policy:EFSA releases 2016 report on pesticide residues for the EU
Pesticides in food: latest figures remain steady
→→IEG Policy:Pesticide residue compliance in Europe high, says EFSA
African swine fever in wild boar Study
→→IEG Policy:EFSA report calls for common collection method of wild boar numbers to stem ASF spread in the EU
Listeria monocytogenes: update on foodborne outbreak
→→EU Observer:Listeria deaths in five EU countries linked to frozen corn
European Committee of the Regions:Sustainable Forest Management in Regions
EP: Draft report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain (De Castro report)
→IEG Policy: MEP De Castro presents report on unfair trading practices
→→Austria aims to remove fear factor from whistle-blowers on UTPs
EP: Resolution of 3 July 2018 on violation of the rights of indigenous peoples in the world, including land grabbing
Committee’s draft Resolution
→→IEG Policy: Parliament adopts resolution on peasants’ rights against land grabbing
EP: Agri Committee Newsletter
Research for AGRI – Updates
Research for AGRI – News, July 2018
EP:Research for AGRI Committee – The revival of wolves and other large predators and its impact on farmers and their livelihood in rural regions of Europe
Research for REGI Committee – EU cohesion policy 2021 – 2027 – EC proposals at a glance
EP: Study – Guidelines for submission and evaluation of applications for the approval of active substances in pesticides
EP – EPRS briefings:Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain
EC:Commodity Price Dashboard
EU prices for selected representative products
Peaches and nectarines dashboard
Tomatoes dashboard
EC: EU Milk Market Observatory
Dairy Dashboard
Latest updates
Prices / margins
EC: EU Meat Market Observatory
Poultry meat Dashboard
Sheep & Goat Dashboard
Pig Dashboard
Eggs dashboard
Pigmeat latest updates
Beef and veal dashboard
Meat latest updates
EC: EU Sugar Market Observatory
Price reporting
Monthly trade statistics
Trade statistics
EC: EU Crops Market Observatory
Cereals dashboard
Oilseeds dashboard
Cereals balance sheet
Cereals trade
Oilseeds balance sheet
Oilseeds exports and imports
Balance sheets for cereals, oilseeds, proteins and rice
Balance sheet rice
Olive oil dashboard


IEG Policy: News

OECD: OECD – FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018 – 2027
Press release
→→IEG Policy: EU will be the slowest-growing agricultural market of the next decade – OECD-FAO report
Agricultural Policies in India
FAO: Food Price Index (5/7/2018)
World Food Situation
→→IEG Policy: World cereal prices drop amid international trade tensions
Sustainable Development goals
Forestry Communication toolkit
AMIS: Market Monitor – Issues
No 61, September 2018
Crop Watch : Bulletin Vol. 18, No. 3, August 2018
CAPSELLA project:
→IEG Policy: EU project sets up open data system to support agro-biodiversity and food chains
Agroinsurance international: World News
FEFAC: FEFAC publishes Annual Report 2017-2018
Annual report 2017/2018
WTO: Latest EU notification on domestic support
→→Trade Policy Review: China
→→→IEG Policy: As farm support increases, China seeks agricultural reform: WTO report
CAP reform: Two indicators, little in common, same name: Market Price Support
Farm Europe: Global Food Forum: 5 orientations for a successful transition of EU agri-food systems
Jama Network: The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity. Beyond “Calories In, Calories Out
 Agriculture Strategies: Editorial newsletter Agriculture Strategies No 5, June 2018
Choices Magazine (AAEA): Theme Overview: U.S.–China Trade Dispute and Potential Impacts on Agriculture
Journal on Food Systems Dynamics: Succession in Horticultural Family Businesses
Co-operative News: Could better governance have saved co-operatives in the past?
Natural Capital Coalition: The Idea of Food as Commons or Commodity in Academia. A Systematic Review of English Scholarly Texts
Wageningen University: Food systems approach for broader view on food security policy
Kantar World Panel: Newsletter 154
Newsletter 156
Newsletter 157
China’s consumer goods market rebounds in 2017
US CRS – Latest publications: The House Agriculture Committee’s 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2): A Side-by-Side Comparison with Current Law
Farm Bills: Major Legislative Actions, 1965-2018
Agriculture and Related Agencies: FY2019 Appropriations
The Trump Administration’s Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations
Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity
Office of US Trade Representative: Agriculture
Agricultural information on Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
IATP: USDA helps High Frequency Traders now; promises help for farmers later
Reckless action by Trump administration crushing U.S. farmers
Farm Policy News (US): U.S., China Trade Spat Persists
Secretary Perdue Discusses Trade Aid, while Trade Talks with China Show Little Progress
Chinese Tariffs Take Toll on Soybean Markets
Trade War Begins, as U.S. Soybean Exports Surged in the Second Quarter
Producers Express Concern in the Midst of Price Turmoil, While ERS Looks at Farm Sector Financial Health
Looming U.S.- China Trade Battle: Soybean Trade Flows and Substitutes
Alternatives for ARC-CO and PLC in 2018 Farm Bill Negotiations: The Case of Corn
Conferencing Conservation: Reviewing Title II of the House and Senate Farm Bills
Tariffs and Commodity Prices: Impacts and Reactions
USDA Assists Farmers Harmed by Tariffs
Farmdoc Daily (US): 2018 Farm Bill Updated: Conference Negotiations Begin
U.S. Share of World Economic Growth: Implications for U.S. Trade Policy
Abundant Supply, Lower Prices and Trade Issues- Focus on Soybeans
Large Corn and Soybean Yield Forecasts Hurt Price Prospects
Is the 2018 Soybean Crop as Good as It Looks?
Trade Timeline and Corn and Soybean Prices
Soybean Consumption and Yield Potential
Soybean and Corn Export Outlook
International Benchmarks for Wheat Production
The Federal Food Safety Agency: A Proposal to Move FDA Food Safety Responsibilities to the USDA
2018 Income Projections After Recent Price Declines
Cattle Inventory Increases; Impact of Tariffs Hangs Over Markets
Farm Safety Net for 2018
USDA – ERS: Amber Waves
Agricultural Research Investment and Policy Reform in High-Income Countries
China’s Agricultural Investment Abroad Is Rising
Local labor market conditions impact participation in USDAs supplemental nutrition assistance program
Food Safety Costs for Farms Vary Across Commodities Due to Differences in Farm Size
→→IEG Policy: USDA’s ERS finds food safety trends on produce farms, FSMA compliance costs
Five Decades of Price Swings for Food and Other Consumer Spending Categories
Current Indicators of Farm Sector Financial Health
Quarterly Agricultural Export Forecast
Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade
→→Farm Policy News: Quick Take: Recent USDA Trade Data
International Food Security Assessment, 2018-2028
→→Farm Policy News: Summary of ERS Report on International Food Security
USA Today: I’m a farmer who wants fair trade, but Trump’s tariffs shake future of US agriculture
The Globe and Mail: U.S. farmers say Trump’s $12-billion China-tariff bailout not enough, may affect their mid-term votes
PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of US): Policy distortions, farm size, and the overuse of agricultural chemicals in China
Effect of environmental changes on vegetable and legume yields and nutritional quality
European Law Journal: Misconceiving ‘seasons’ in global food systems: The case of the EU Seasonal Workers Directive
Applied Economics Perspective and Policy: Evaluating the Policy Proposals of the Food Movement
What to Eat When Having a Millennial over for Dinner
 American Journal of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
European Review of Agricultural Economics: Advance articles
Food Tank: Why Mexican Farmers Are Hopeful About López Obrador’s Win
Arc2020: Flash Summer Newsletter
IFPRI: Compact 2025 End Hunger and Undernutrition – July 2018August 2018
Animal sourced foods and child stunting
Food Quality and Preference: Healthy food is nutritious, but organic food is healthy because it is pure: The negotiation of healthy food choices by Danish consumers of organic food
Jayson Lusk: No, Farm Policy Doesn’t Have Much to Do with Obesity
Agriculture: Volume 8, Issue 7
Foods: Volume 7, Issue 7
Sustainability: Pessimism on the Food Front
Gro Intelligence: Gro Intelligence Weekly – 27 July 2018
Gro Intelligence Weekly – 3 August
Gro Intelligence Weekly – 8 August
Reading the Leaves of Global Tea Trade
African Coffee Production—Opportunities and Challenges
Eur Activ: The digital farmers’ market
Agricultural industry eyes space data
Agri giant under pressure to drop appeal on neonicotinoids ban
→Commission: Third countries should meet EU antibiotics requirements on animal exports
Short food supply chains in Europe’s North
→Europol: Massive seizure of fake pesticides which could spray the size of the UK
A journey through EU Cohesion Policy
The conversation: Crop insurance is good for US farmers, but not always for the environment
The Week: Trump’s agriculture secretary admits Trump’s tariffs are hurting farmers
The Guardian: Sinking land, poisoned water: the dark side of California’s mega farms
 Global Meat: News

Dairy Reporter: News

The Beef Site: Newsletter / The Dairy Site: Newsletter
Cahiers Agriculture: The ‘blind spot’ of agricultural research: Labour flexibility, composition and worker availability in the South West of England
Ministère de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation (FR): Alim’Agri – Plan protéines européen : la France accueille l’atelier filières
INRA: Usages et alternatives au glyphosate dans l’agriculture française
PLAS Juillet 20 Juillet – Les nouvelles de la publication scientifique
Centre d’études et de prospective (CEP) (FR): Bulletin de veille Juillet 2018
FranceAgriMer (FR): Web site & Actualite
Observatoire de la formation des prix et des marges des produits alimentaires: Rapport 2018
Nouvelles tendances de consommations et habitudes alimentaires à l’égard des produits en conserve
→Info riz &
→Céréales – Juillet & September
Lait et produits laitiers – Tableau de bord
Viandes blanches
Agrisalon (FR): Trump et Juncker ont bien parlé de l’agriculture, maintient Washington
Monsanto, nom controversé et multinationale florissante
Réussir cultures & grains (FR): États-Unis / Chine: une dispute partie pour durer?
Newsletter 4 Septembre
Ouest-France (FR): L’Europe va-t-elle bâcler sa politique agricole ?
L’agriculture, à la fois instable et stagnante
À Paris, des fermes urbaines sur les toits et sous terre
Les Échos (FR): Boom de l’agriculture urbaine : d’un effet de mode à un moyen de production durable
Vers une décennie de ralentissement de la demande alimentaire mondiale
Les entreprises américaines, premières victimes de la guerre commerciale
Les Français veulent donner du sens à leur consommation
RTBF: La politique agricole commune, une aide européenne de moins en moins solidaire
La Tribune (FR): Quels sont les véritables enjeux de la Food Tech pour l’agriculture et l’alimentation ?
Quel modèle économique pour l’agriculture urbaine ?
Revue Laitière Française (FR): Aout 2018
Revue Limite (FR): Agriculture urbaine: un besoin solide ou une mode liquide?
La Relève (FR): Les marges exorbitantes de la grande distribution tuent les producteurs
Paysan Breton (FR): Organiser la filière laitière française, un impératif
Le Télégramme (FR): Viande bio. Les producteurs tentent de répondre à la demande
La Libre Belgique (FR): En Allemagne, les ravages de la sécheresse dans l’agriculture
Atlantico (FR): La crise agricole expliquée par la fin du volailler Doux
À l’encontre (FR): Brésil. La géographie du poison
Wikiagri (FR): Que signifie l’importation de soja américain pour les agriculteurs européens ?
En Italie du Sud, la compétitivité des producteurs de tomates repose sur la main-d’oeuvre bulgare bon marché
En Italie, des pots de sauce tomate à 3 euros pour rémunérer les saisonniers 7,20
Que signifie l’importation de soja américain pour les agriculteurs européens ?
Equal Times (FR): Les milliers de morts du secteur agricole italien lui donnent des allures de zone de guerre
Le Monde (FR): La fraude aux travailleurs illégaux gagne les champs en France
Mediapart (FR): Surexploités, des travailleurs saisonniers marocains font valoir leurs droits
CommodAfrica (FR):Les ramasseurs africains de tomates en Italie disent “Assez !”
Research gate (FR): PAC : qu’est-ce qu’on y cuisine ? Recettes pour comprendre la Politique Agricole Commune
Libération (FR): Péage à l’entrée des Conseils européens : la Belgique pousse le bouchon un peu loin


European Environment Agency (EEA): EEA Report 7/2018 – European Waters Assessment 2018
→→IEG Policy: EU groundwater status better than status of surface waters, especially rivers – EEB report
National Emission Ceiling Directive reporting status 2018
→→IEG Policy: Ammonia emissions from agriculture continue to rise, exceeding air pollution limits – EEA
Eur Activ: G20 countries risk falling short of achieving Sustainable Development Goals
→Ex-IPCC Vice-Chair: EU contribution to Paris goals is ‘unambitious and outdated’
→(FR) Après le greenwashing, attention au devwashing
Advanced biofuels are key to decarbonising transportation
Environmentalists clash with EFSA over neonicotinoids ban ‘exceptions’
OECD: Environmental News
Policy Change – Sustainable Water Use in Agriculture – Workshop
Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development
Science Daily: Short-term responses to climate change-mediated disasters can be maladaptive in long-term
Time is running out in the tropics: Researchers warn of global biodiversity collapse
Agronomy: Food systems for sustainable development: proposals for a profound four-part transformation
Waste management: Volume 77, July 2018. Quantifying household waste of fresh fruit and vegetables in the EU
→IEG Policy: Average EU citizen wastes more than 35 kg of fruit and vegetables each year
Environmental management: The Transition of EU Water Policy Towards the Water Framework Directive’s Integrated River Basin Management Paradigm
Agricultural Water Management: Cost-benefit analysis of irrigation modernization in Guadalquivir River Basin
GRACE Foundation: Sustainable Agriculture – The Basics
IUCN: Oil palm and biodiversity
IATP: Emissions impossible: How big meat and dairy ate heating up the planet Fires spark biodiversity criticism of Sweden’s forest industry
IDDRI: Annual report 2017-2018
World Economic Forum: How to talk about climate change: 5 tips from the front lines
EU Observer: EU climate diplomacy can make the difference
Earth’s Future: On the time evolution of climate sensitivity and future warming
→The Guardian: New study reconciles a dispute about how fast global warming will happen
Watts up With That?: Climate is Not the Only Limit to Agriculture
New Scientist: Is life on Earth really at risk? The truth about the extinction crisis
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy: Advance articles
Volume 12, Issue 2, Summer 2018
Sustainability: Volume 10, Issue 7
Opportunities and Barriers for Water Co-Governance—A Critical Analysis of Seven Cases of Diffuse Water Pollution from Agriculture in Europe, Australia and North America
Journal of Cleaner Production: Avoidable food losses and associated production-phase greenhouse gas emissions arising from application of cosmetic standards to fresh fruit and vegetables in Europe and the UK
Environments: Issue 5, Issue 7
Water: Volume 10, Issue 7
Forests: Volume 9, Issue 7
Energies: Volume 11, Issue 7
The New York Times: Science Alone Won’t Save the Earth. People Have to Do That
Futura Planète (FR): Haute Valeur Environnementale, vin bio, biodynamique, nature : comment s’y retrouver ?
Revue d’Anthropologie des connaissances (FR): 2018 Vol. 12, No 2, Production et circulation des savoirs de l’agro-écologie
France Nature Environnement (FR): France: L’usage de pesticides en agriculture a augmenté de 12,4%
France culture (FR): Jean Jouzel : “Il y a un risque qu’il ne soit trop tard pour lutter efficacement contre le réchauffement climatique”


 International Monetary Fund (IMF): World Economic Outlook Update, July 2018
The Global Expansion: Still Strong but Less Even, More Fragile, Under Threat
G 20: Argentina 2018 Summit
G20 agriculture ministers meet to help build a sustainable food future
Unanimous consensus on the global agri-food agenda
The G20 discusses climate action strategies in Puerto Iguazú
G20 trade ministers call on revitalizing the international trade system
→→ICTSD: How Can the Argentinian G20 Presidency Support Trade’s Contribution to a Sustainable Food Future?
ICTSD: Achieving Progress in Multilateral Trade Negotiations on Agriculture [online]
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2: Which Policies for Trade and Markets? [online]
Emerging Opportunities for the Application of Blockchain in the Agri-food Industry
US, China Tariffs Begin Taking Effect, WTO Members Begin China Trade Policy Review

ICTSD – Bridges weekly: Volume 22, Number 29
Volume 22, Number 28
Volume 22, Number 27
Volume 22, Number 26
Volume 22, Number 25
Volume 22, Number 24
Wageningen University: How to measure progress on the SDGs
Bruegel: Trade war: How tensions have risen between China, the EU and the US
Borderlex: Newsletter
 Australian Government: Joint Declaration on a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Australia and the Republic of Indonesia
Eur Activ: Summit conclusions detail reform plan for WTO to please Trump
Juncker-Trump trade deal disrupts European unity
Success of EU-China summit in the air as trade differences remain
Mogherini unveils EU response to New Silk Road
EU Observer: Juncker seeks to avoid car tariffs in Trump meeting
Did Juncker trick Trump?
Russia sanctions: test of EU commitment to international law
China supports and upholds multilateral trading system
Administrative Sciences: Power in and over Cross-Sector Partnerships: Actor Strategies for Shaping Collective Decisions
Nature: Controversial CRISPR ‘gene drives’ tested in mammals for the first time
→Science: A ‘gene drive’ makes its debut in mammals
OECD: The Next Production Revolution (French version)
Reshaping Decentralised Development Co-operation
AmCham EU: Weekly
CESifo Economic Studies: Advance articles
The Review of Economic Studies: Advance articles
European Review of Economic History: Advance articles
Bradford-Delong: Why Was the 20th Century Not a Chinese Century?
World Economic Forum: Trade wars won’t fix globalization. Here’s why
Here’s the state of the US economy in 11 charts
Alter EU: Corporate capture in Europe – When big business dominates policy-making and threatens our right
Euractiv (FR): Trump et Juncker signent une armistice commerciale surprise
L’UE et le Mercosur misent sur un accord commercial en septembre


European Commission: The Future of EU Finances (12 October)
Bird Life / NABU / EEB: How a bill becomes a better CAP?, International Workshop, Brussels, 22/11/2018
EAEE: Agricultural Land Markets – Recent Developments, Efficiency and Regulation (EAEE Seminar) (4-5 April 2019)
Politico: Agriculture & Food Summit 2018 (Paris, 27 November 2018) Registration
Area: Prix area 2018
OECD: Competition workshops (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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