Every month, we create an extensive database comprising all the relevant information to the work of the AGRI Committee members. You can find here recent key documents, research and think tank papers, news, legislation initiatives, and events on AGRI topics.

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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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1. AGRI GENERAL ISSUES & AGRI TRADE CONCERNS

EC: Joint Communication – A new EU-US agenda for global change, 2 December 2020

EC: Special Eurobarometer 504, ‘Europeans, Agriculture & the CAP’, October 2020

EC: Monitoring EU Agri-food trade: developments January – August 2020, December 2020

EP: Data flows, artificial intelligence and international trade: impacts and prospects for the value chains of the future, External Study, November 2020

EP –STOA: : Slowing down or changing track? Understanding the dynamics of ‘Slowbalisation’, In-Depth Analysis, 3 December 202

                                                What if AI could help us become ‘greener’?, At a Glance, 20 November 2020

FAO: The State of Food and Agriculture – Overcoming water challenges in agriculture, SAFO Report 2020

                                                FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 31 – Water accounting and auditing for better water management

                                                FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 32Overcoming water scarcity with sustainable irrigation

                                                                CommodAfrica (FR): La FAO sonne l’alarme, les ressources mondiales en eau douce disponibles ont diminué de 20 % en 20 ans, 27 novembre 2020

FAO: Food Price Index – Sharp rise in November to its highest level in nearly six years, 3 December 2020

Crop Watch: Bulletin, Vol 20, Nº 4, November 2020

Bruegel: The impact of the new Asian trade mega-deal on the European Union, 19 November 2020

                                                Europe is losing competitiveness in global value chains while China surges, 27 November 2020

Food Drink Europe: The numbers behind food and drink, Press Release, 6 November 2020

NEWS Click: Why Agriculture Shouldn’t Be Left to Free Market, 12 December 2020

Munich Re: Extreme weather risks: Re|store people’s lives, December 2020

Deloitte – EIT –Food: Food Foresight Report  https://www.eitfood.eu/food-foresight

The Land Inequality Initiative: Uneven ground – Land Inequalities at the heart of unequal societies – Research findings, 24 November 2020

                                                Report and Solution Papers  

The World Inequality Lab: World Inequality Data base (WID)

The Guardian: 1% of farms operate 70% of world’s farmland, 24 November 2020

Siècle Digital (FR): 70% des terres agricoles de la planète appartiennent à 1% des exploitations, 27 novembre 2020

EAAE: 4th  EAAE Webinar on ‘Challenges and opportunities of machine learning in agricultural economics and policy evaluation’, 4 November 2020 – Presentations Slides

Food Policy: Can low-income households afford a healthy diet? Insufficient income as a driver of food insecurity in Europe, 3 October 2020

                                Smallholders’ perceptions and preferences for market attributes promoting sustained participation in modern agricultural value chains, Vol 97, December 2020

The effectiveness of taxes in decreasing candy purchases, Vol 97, December 2020

The Hill (US): Biden to enlist Agriculture, Transportation agencies in climate fight, 18 November 2020

Huntsville Tribune (US): The fight over Joe Biden tapping Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary, explained, 12 December 2020

Vox (US): Biden could do a lot to fight factory farming even without Congress, 17 November 2020

IATP (Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy): After Trump’s pay-outs are gone, what happens to farmers?, 13 November 2020

DHS (US): Threats to Precision Agriculture

Dialogo Chino: Biden and the US-China-Latin America Triangle, 4 December 2020

BFM – RMC (FR): “Personne n’est venu!”: le désarroi de ces agriculteurs qui ne trouvent pas de main d’œuvre en France, 9 décembre 2020

McKinsey and Company: Unlocking the online retail opportunity with European farmers, 19 August 2020

Journal of Applied Ecology: Targeted policy proposals for managing spontaneous forest expansion in the Mediterranean, 15 October 2020

Greenpeace – Unearthed: Cargill: the company feeding the world by helping destroy the planet, 25 November 2020

Migration Policy Centre: Challenges for a coherent approach to food system resilience within the EU, November 2020

Arc2020: Newsletter, December 2020

The Conversation (FR): Comment l’économie expérimentale peut aider l’agriculture à être en phase avec son temps , 8 novembre 2020

Chine Info (FR): En Chine, déjà l’agriculture du futur?, 16 novembre 2020

France Culture (FR): Manque de bras dans l’agriculture : la solution robotisation?, 2 juillet 2020 

Chambres d’Agriculture (FR): Lettre économique des Chambres d’Agricultures Nº 409, Novembre 2020 – L’agriculture européenne au risque du Green Deal 

CommodAfrica (FR): Quel rôle joue l’Afrique dans l’évolution des marchés mondiaux agricoles?, 16 novembre 2020

2. DOSSIERS

Council: European Council conclusions, 10-11 December 2020

Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers Council of 16 November 2020 – Main results and preparatory documents

                                                                Council conclusions on Perspectives for the EU forest-related policies and EU forest strategy post 2020

AGRIFISH Council meeting 15-16 December 2020 – Agenda

EC: New search data base for geographical indications in the EU (Press release) GI view

EC: Publication of evaluation support study on mandatory indication of country of origin labelling for certain meats, 12 November 2020

EC: Regulation (EU) 2020/1693 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 November 2020 amending Regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products as regards its date of application and certain other dates referred to in that Regulation, OJ l 381, 13 November 2020

EP – EPRS: EU financing for 2021-2027: Political agreement on the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the Next Generation EU (NGEU) recovery instrument and new own resources, Briefing, 9 December 2020

EP – EPRS: Transitional provisions for the CAP post 2020, 1 October 2020

ENRD: Assessing the contribution of RDPs to a competitive and viable agricultural sector, December 2020

Long-term rural areas vision  portal

Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy: EU‐Wide Impacts of the 2013 CAP Direct Payments Reform: A Farm‐Level Analysis, Vol 42, Issue 4, February 2020

Eur Activ: Commission back-pedals on CAP withdrawal after rattling farm ministers, 27 November 2020

Can the EU Commission scrap its CAP plan?, 26 November 2020

Agri-Mutuel (FR): Paiement redistributif, plafonnement : Quel impact potentiel de ces outils de la PAC sur les exploitations françaises?, 26 novembre 2020

EP – Policy Department B: Research for the AGRI Committee – The Green Deal and the CAP: policy implications to adapt farming practices and to preserve the EU’s natural resources, Study & Annex, 23 November 2020

                                                EP Press release – https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/the-green-deal-and-the-cap/product-details/20201124CAN58748

                                              PD B Blog https://research4committees.blog/2020/11/23/the-green-deal-and-the-cap-policy-implications-to-adapt-farming-practices-and-to-preserve-the-eus-natural-resources/

Farm Europe: Green Deal & CAP: FE analysis of COMAGRI report https://www.farm-europe.eu/news/green-deal-cap-fe-analysis-of-comagri-report/ 2 December 2020

                                                              (FR version) Plan Vert & PAC: Analyse de FE de l’étude de la COMAGRI https://www.farm-europe.eu/fr/blog/plan-vert-pac-analyse-de-fe-de-letude-comagri/ 2 décembre 2020

Agence Europe: European Green Deal objectives are still far from being achieved, according to INRAE https://agenceurope.eu/en/bulletin/article/12613/12, 2 December 2020

(FR version) https://agenceurope.eu/fr/bulletin/article/12613/12, 2 décembre 2020

GWN – Good Word News: The Next CAP Would Not Make It Possible To Achieve The Objectives Of The Green Deal As It Is, 27 November 2020

INRAE (FR): Communiqué de Presse – PAC et Green Deal, quelle compatibilité ? Une étude de chercheurs d’INRAE et d’Agro ParisTech sur les priorités climatiques et environnementales pour la future PAC, 26 novembre 2020

Le Monde (FR): La prochaine PAC ne permettrait pas en l’état d’atteindre les objectifs du Green Deal, 27 novembre 2020

 EP – EPRS: Farm to Fork strategy – An overview of Parliament’s positions, 12 November 2020

 EC: Working with Parliament and Council to make the CAP reform fit for the European Green Deal, European Commission factsheet, November 2020

EC: European Climate Pact, Communication, COM (2020) 788 of 9 December 2020

EC: EU Climate Action Progress Report, November 2020  https://ec.europa.eu/clima/sites/clima/files/strategies/progress/docs/com_2020_777_en.pdf, 30 November 2020

EC: Sustainable Finance – EU classification system for green investments, Public consultation 20 November – 18 December 2020

EC: EU Soil Observatory (USO) launched on 4 December 2020

European Council: Conclusions on an EU-wide animal welfare label – Draft in Annex, 7 December 2020 

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU): Judgement of the Court of 3 December 2020, Case 152/19 P on  the renewal of the approval of the active substance glyphosate (the Court rejects bid to annul glyphosate approval) 

EP-EPRS: What if crop protection were environment-friendly?, At a Glance, February 2020

EFSA: Scientific opinion – Guidance on  date marking and related information (Part 1), October 2020

European Committee of Regions: The impact of climate change on regions: an assessment of the European Green Deal, Draft Opinion, 10 December 2020

ENRD: The European Green Deal and Rural Areas

OECD: The Paris Agreement 5 years on: Taking stock and looking forward, 11 December 2020

                OECD Environment milestones 1966 – 2020, December 2020

CAP Reform: EU Farm to Fork Strategy: How reasonable is the turmoil predicted by USDA? (Y Zimmer), 7 December 2020

Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy: Impacts of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy “Greening” Reform on Agricultural Development, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services, Vol 42, Issue 4, February 2020

Farm Europe: Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies – The Commission should come out clean on the real impact, 25 November 2020

LinkedIn: Waiting for the impact assessment… (Pekka Pesonen, COPA – COGECA), 1 December 2020

                                                Climate emergency galvanising the food industry, Food Drink Europe, 9 December 2020

Oxfam – The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI): Confronting Carbon Inequality in the EU Union, Report, 7 December 2020

                                                SEI: Database – Emissions Inequality Dashboard 

EU Observer: EU’s richest 10% responsible for over quarter of emissions, 8 December 2020

Green Peace: The Future of Forests in the European Union, November 2020

WWF and other: Civil Society Statement: Ten Priorities for the Climate Taxonomy – Draft Delegated Act, December 2020

Gov.ie: ‘Ag Climatise’ – A Roadmap towards Climate Neutrality, 9 December 2020

Sustainability: Designing Rural Policies for Sustainable Innovations through a Participatory Approach, November 2020.

Science of the Total Environment: Environmental and nutritional impacts of dietary changes in Spain during the COVID-19 lockdown, 15 December 2020

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity: Prospective association between organic food consumption and the risk of type 2 diabetes: findings from the NutriNet-Santé cohort study, 9 November 2020

Agricultural and Food Economics: Supervising third-party control bodies for certification: the case of organic farming in Italy, 13 November 2020

EU Observer: EU emissions down 24% on 1990 – but still off 2030 target https://euobserver.com/green-deal/150230?utm_source=euobs&utm_medium=email 1 December 2020

Eur Activ: The EU’s green finance taxonomy: an Orwellian mechanism, 20 November 2020 (FR) Taxonomie, une mécanique orwellienne, 24 novembre 2020

Olive Oil Times: Nutri-Score Will Damage Olive Oil Trade, Italian Producers Argue, 29 November 2020

The Good News: First steps towards a strong European Health Union, Newsletter, December 2020

Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation (Gouv.fr) (FR): 4 pour 1000 : stocker le carbone dans le sol pour lutter contre le changement climatique, décembre 2020

Agri Mutuel (FR): Sortie du glyphosate – Macron dit ne pas avoir « réussi » et plaide un échec «collectif», 4 décembre 2020

Eur Activ (FR): Le glyphosate, encore utilisé et toujours contesté, 27 novembre 2020        

Ouest-France (FR): Climat, environnement, nutrition, santé : les injonctions contradictoires de l’Europe, 9 décembre 2020

Bertelsmann Stiftung: Europe Sustainable Development Report 2020 – Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, 8 December 2020

PReP – Pandemic Research for the People: Can agriculture stop COVID-21, -22, and -23? Yes, but not by greenwashing agribusiness, Dispatch 6, 2020

Nature: How COVID-19 is changing the cold and flu season, 15 December 2020

EP – EPRS: Coronavirus crisis support for EU farmers, April 2020

RMT – Alimentation Locale (FR): Enquête | Les outils numériques de vente en circuits courts, Rapport, 7 décembre 2020

3. EVENTS

EC: EU Agricultural Outlook Conference 2020, Virtual event, 16 December 2020 – 17 December 2020

ULB – Solvay Brussels School: COVID 19: Policy Responses and Implications for the Future of our Economics – A conversation with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, 18 December 2020

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


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