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. PORTUGUESE PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

2. CAP REFORM & FUTURE OF EU AGRICULTURE

EC: Future of the Common Agricultural Policy (Web page)

Council: European Council conclusions, 10-11 December 2020

Multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027 adopted, 17 December 2020

Special Committee of Agriculture 11 December 2020, Summary Record, 14 December 2020

CMO Proposal – Information Note, 26 November 2020

HZR Proposal – Information Note, 26 November 2020

Strategic Plans Regulation Proposal – Information Note, 26 November 2020

EP: Press release – EU farm policy 2021-2022: MEPs approve transitional rules and €8bn recovery aid, 16 December 2020

 EC: CAP Strategic Plans

Communication COM (2020) 846, Recommendations to the Member States as regards their strategic plan for the Common Agricultural Policy, 18 December

Communication COM (2020) 846, Annexes, 18 December 2020

Questions and answers: Commission publishes recommendations for Common Agricultural Policy national strategic plans, 18 December 2020

Staff Working Document COM(2020) 846: recommendations to Member States as regards their strategic plan for the CAP (Country files), 18 December 2020

Arc2020: ARC2020 – New Report on CAP Strategic Plans, 15 December 2020

EC: News – Commission publishes list of potential eco-schemes, 14 January 2021

List of potential agricultural practices that Eco-schemes could support, 14 January 2021

CAP Reform: Eco-schemes a work in progress, 6 January 2021

Agence Europe: European Commission publishes list of practices eligible for eco-schemes, 14 January 2021

Arc2020: Weaker Eco-Schemes and Pet Projects – Commission Factsheet Unpacked, 19 January 2021

EC: Working with Parliament and Council to make the CAP reform fit for the European Green Deal, 17 November 2020

EC: Report of the 5th SCAR Foresight Exercise Group – Natural resources and food systems: Transitions towards a ‘safe and just’ operating space, December 2020

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

EU Agricultural Outlook for markets, income and environment 2020 – 2030 (Report), December 2020

YouTube: Highlights  – Video

EC: EU agri-food promotion policy boosts competitiveness of the sector, 11 January 2021

Evaluation of the EU agricultural promotion policy – internal and third country markets, 11 January 2021

EC: Future of livestock – How to contribute to a sustainable agricultural sector? – Final report, 14 October 2020

EC-JRC: Who will be the farmers of the future? Foresight analysis looks to farming in 2040, 16 December 2020

Farmers of the Future (Report), 16 December 2020

Facts4EUFuture – A series of reports for the future of Europe

EU Observer: Time for the Conference on the Future of Europe to start, 12 January 2021

EPPA: EU Comitology Newsletter #67, November – December 2020

European Review of Agricultural Economics: Stability of risk attitude, agricultural policies and production shocks: evidence from Italy, 13 September 2020

 Prague Economic Papers: Why Cannot Direct Payments Be Capped in Slovakia?. A Political Economy Perspective, June 2020

Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research: Does the proposed CAP reform allow for a paradigm shift towards a greener policy? (Erjavec), Vol. 18(3) 2020

Scientific Papers Series Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and Rural Development: Romania and the Common Agricultural Policy . Perspectives of post 2020, Vol. 20(4), 2020

Land: Understanding the Relationships between Extensive Livestock Systems, Land-Cover Changes, and CAP Support in Less-Favored Mediterranean Areas, 14 December 2020

Open – Oxford Academic: Foresight and trade-off analyses: Tools for science strategy development in agriculture and food systems research, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 14 January 2021

Food and agriculture systems foresight study: Implications for gender, poverty, and nutrition, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 14 January 2021

SciendoEuropean Countryside, Volume 12, Issue 4, December 2020

CAP Reform: The CAP Transitional Regulation and Next Generation EU funds (A Matthews), 17 December 2020

Farms consolidation continues, 1 January 2021

Euro Choices: How Much Farm Succession is Needed to Ensure Resilience of Farming Systems?, 11 December 2020

ENRD: Assessing the contribution of RDPs to a competitive and viable agricultural sector, Presentations, ENRD Workshop 9-10 December 2020

Eur Activ: MEP: European food sovereignty is the real issue at stake in CAP talks, 8 January 2021

CAP gets too much flak for effects on developing countries, says expert, 22 December 2020

CAP tracker: Mapping the latest movements on EU farming policy, 10 November 2020

(FR) Technologie et chimie traceront-elle la voie de l’agriculture de demain?, 21 décembre 2020

Agriculture Stratégie (FR): PAC, volet Plans Stratégiques : les principaux enseignements du vote du Parlement européen, Décembre 2020

Cour de Comptes (FR): Les leviers de la politique foncière agricole, 12 novembre 2020

Chambres d’Agriculture (FR): Analyses et perspectives Nº 2102 – Le bilan mouvementé de la fin des quotas sucriers, Janvier 2021

Analyses et perspectives Nº 2101 – J A Schumpeter au pays des agriculteurs, Janvier 2021

Lettre économique N° 410 – 2020… an foiré!! , Décembre 2020

La Libre Belgique (FR): Réforme de la PAC : sauvons les pots cassés, 17 décembre 2020

La Tribune (FR): Transition agricole  : cinq tendances à suivre de près en 2021, 15 décembre 2020

Agri Mutuel (FR): Déléguer les travaux de champs et accéder aux technologies de pointe, 11 janvier 2021

Wiki Agri (FR): Revenu agricole, la ferme France ne crée plus de valeur ajoutée, 28 décembre 2020

3. GREEN DEAL – ENVIRONMENTAL & CLIMATE ISSUES

EC: Public consultation – Protecting biodiversity : nature restoration targets under EU biodiversity Strategy (Feedback period: 11 January – 5 April 2021)

Public consultation – Pesticides sustainable use (updated EU rules) (Feedback period: 18 January – 12 April 2021)

EC: Launch of the European Climate Pact, 16 December 2020

European Climate Pact and Count Us In campaign launch partnership to mobilise EU citizens for climate change, 16 December 2020

The European Climate Pact: empowering citizens to shape a greener Europe, 9 December 2020

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

EC – JRC: A proposal for an EU Pollinator Monitoring Scheme, 18 January 2021

Measuring the underground world – A soil biodiversity monitoring and indicator system, 15 January 2021

State of Europe’s Forests 2020,  14 January 2021

European Environment Agency (EEA): Artificial meat and the environment, Briefing, 18 January 2021

WTO: US communication addressing the imbalance in the existence and enforcement of fundamental environmental protection standards among Members, 17 December 2020

UN: Emissions Gap Report 2020, 9 December 2020

Eur Activ: Global emissions fell by 7% in 2020 due to COVID lockdowns, says UN report, 9 December 2020

Président de la République: One Planet Summit for Biodiversity Web page, 11 January 2021

News: One Planet Summit for Biodiversity, 11 January 2021

Council: Speech by President Charles Michel at the One Planet Summit for biodiversity, 11 January 2021

Eur Activ: Europe renews pledge to fight deforestation at Paris biodiversity summit, 11 January 2021

(FR) One Planet Summit : le sommet de Paris accouche de milliards verts, 11 janvier 2021

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency: Goals and commitments for the restoration decade – A global overview of countries’ restoration commitments under the Rio Conventions and other pledges, Policy Brief, 2020

Environmental Research Letters: Demonstrating GWP*: a means of reporting warming-equivalent emissions that captures the contrasting impacts of short- and long-lived climate pollutants, 2 April 2020

Conversation letters – Society for Conservation Biology: Working landscapes need at least 20% native habitat, 25 October 2020

Science: Agricultural diversification promotes multiple ecosystem services without compromising yield, 4 November 2020

Global food system emissions could preclude achieving the 1.5° and 2°C climate change targets, 6 November 2020

IATP: Making carbon trading globally legitimate: the road show has begun, 16 December 2020

The Rural Climate Dialogues, Report, 17 November 2020

D – NB: A Green Deal for implementing agro-ecological systems: Reforming the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union (Position paper), 9 December 2020

International Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources: Strategies for scaling up agro-ecological experiences in the European Union. Vol. 47(3), 2020

Open – Oxford Academic: Looking across diverse food system futures: Implications for climate change and the environment, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 14 January 2021

PHYS.org: The meat of the matter: Environmental dissemination of beef cattle agrochemicals, 14 January 2021

Sustainability: Grazing of Dairy Cows in Europe—An In-Depth Analysis Based on the Perception of Grassland Experts, February 2020

Hanna E Daly (IE): New ‘Ag Climatise’ strategy for agriculture does not go far enough?, 21 December 2020

CAP Reform: The EU’s proposed ‘net 55%’ reduction target for 2030 – a clarification (A Matthews), 15 December 2020

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment: Residues of currently used pesticides in soils and earthworms: A silent threat?,Vol. 305, 1 January 2021

Land Use Policy: Calculation of biodiversity level between different land-uses to improve conservation outcomes of biodiversity offsetting, Vol. 101, February 2021

WWF: Deforestation Fronts – Drivers and responses in a changing world, 13 January 2021

Inside Climate News (US): Biden Climate Plan Looks For Buy-in From Farmers Who Are Often Skeptical About Global Warming, 4 January 2021

Yale Environment 360 (US): How Thawing Permafrost Is Beginning to Transform the Arctic, 21 January 2020

Learning How to Talk: What Climate Activists Must Do in the Biden Era, 12 November 2020

The Guardian: More than 50 countries commit to protection of 30% of Earth’s land and oceans, 11 January 2021

Live Science: US rivers are changing from blue to yellow and green, satellite images show, December 2020

Politico: Biden signs spate of executive orders, 20 January 2021

Eur Activ: 2020 was hottest year ever in Europe, 8 January 2021

2021: Another decisive year for Europe’s climate ambitions, 28 December 2020

EU lawmakers raise concerns about UK ‘regression’ on pesticides, 19 January 2021

Green Energy Platform: European policy on biofuels is ill-founded and flawed, it should be made good, 14 January 2021

(FR) Le projet de loi climat dévoilé, discussions au Parlement fin mars, 11 janvier 2021

(FR) Plastique, le grand emballement, 18 janvier 2021

Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation (Gouv.Fr): Rapport sur « changement climatique, eau et agriculture – quelles perspectives pour l’eau et l’agriculture d’ici 2050 dans le contexte du changement climatique ? », 18 décembre 2020

4 pour 1000 : stocker le carbone dans le sol pour lutter contre le changement climatique, Dossier

L’Opinion (FR): Le secteur agricole américain fait le pari du carbone, 27 décembre 2020

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

Agri Mutuel (FR): Le paradoxe des notations environnementales, 18 décembre 2020

Lancement d’un « éco-score » pour évaluer l’impact environnemental, 7 janvier 2021

Que choisir (FR): Affichage environnemental : L’Ecoscore risque de promouvoir l’agriculture intensive, 17 décembre 2020

4. GREEN DEAL – FARM TO FORK STRATEGY – FOOD ISSUES

Council: Agriculture and Fisheries Council 15 and 16 December 2020, Minutes

Presidency Conclusions on front-of-pack nutrition labelling, nutrient profiles and origin labelling, 16 December 2020

Press release – Council supports EU-wide animal welfare label, 15 December 2020

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

EP: Draft own initiative report on Farm to Fork Strategy, 17 December 2020

EP – Research for AGRI Committee: The Green Deal and the CAP: policy implications to adapt farming practices and to preserve the EU’s natural resources, Text + Annex, Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies, November 2020

Centre d’Études et de Prospective (FR): Quelle PAC pour une production agricole préservant les ressources naturelles?, Bulletin de la Veille, 16 Décembre 2020

Farm Europe: Green Deal & CAP: Farm Europe analysis on COMAGRI report, 2 December 2020

BMEL – BOLN (DE): Öko-Barometer 2020, January 2021

IFOAM Organics Europe: IFOAM Organics Europe suggestions for the new Organic Action plan, November 2020

A new EU organic action plan to reach 25% organic land in Europe by 2030, November 2020

Arc2020: Farm to Fork – Web page

Problems of Sustainable Development: Institutional Conditions for Strengthening the Position of Organic Farming as a Component of Sustainable Development, Vol 16(1) 2021

 Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation (Gouv.Fr): An evaluation of the French experimentation of origin labelling for milk and meat used as ingredients – Analysis 142, 18 November 2020

European Review of Agricultural Economics: Trade, price and quality upgrading effects of agri-food standards, November 2020

CEP – Bulletin de la Veille (FR): Limites maximales de résidus et commerce international, 16 décembre 2020

Choices Magazine (AAEA): Web page

Functional Foods: Fads or path to Prosperity?, 2021

Sustainable Production and Consumption: The logistics of the short food supply chain: A literature review, Vol. 26, April 2021

Waste management: Levering waste taxes to increase surplus food redistribution at supermarkets: Gains and scenarios in Italian municipalities, February 2021

Journal of Cleaner Production: The role of food waste hierarchy in addressing policy and research: A comparative analysis, Vol. 252, 2020

Vox: Meatless meat is going mainstream. Now Big Food wants in, 29 December 2020

Olive Oil Times: Refined Foods May Impede Benefits of Mediterranean Diet, Study Finds, 15 January 2021

UPV – Poli (Papers): A consumer behaviour approach to analyse the sustainability of food purchasing, Vol. 20(2), 2020

agrIDées (FR): La PAC formatée par le Pacte Vert (« Green Deal »), 19 janvier 2021

Sésame (Revue INRAE) (FR): [Gaspillage alimentaire] La prévention, un défi de politique publique, Janvier 2021

20 Minutes (FR): La viande « cultivée » en laboratoire pose finalement plus de problèmes qu’elle n’en résout, 10 décembre 2020

LinkedIn (FR): Viande in vitro : fantasmes et réalités, 17 décembre 2020

Frugal Research (FR): Formes urbaines et gouvernance alimentaire, 27 octobre 2020

Reuters: France backs non-GMO regulation for crop gene-editing in EU, 18 January 2021

5. COVID – 19 IMPACTS & ECONOMIC RECOVERY

EC: Resilience and transformation – Report of the 5th SCAR Foresight Exercise Group – Natural resources and food systems: Transitions towards a ‘safe and just’ operating space, 21 December 2020

Arc2020: “Resilience and Transformation” – 5th SCAR Report’s Pathways for Europe’s Food System, 18 January 2021

Council: Infographic – COVID-19: EU support to agriculture and fisheries, 25 November 2020

Press release – COVID-19 lessons learned in health: the Council approves conclusions, 18 December 2020

European Institute of Innovation & Technology: EIT Food report reveals the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on European food behaviours, 3 December 2020

World Health Organization (WHO): WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard, Update, January 2021

World Bank Group: The World Bank Group’s Response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Pandemic, Web page

From Recovery to Rebalancing – China’s Economy in 2021, December 2020

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

USDA – ERS: COVID-19 Working Paper: A Timely Tool for Evaluating Financial Conditions in Agriculture: USDA Forecasts of the Value of Production in the Face of COVID-19, January 2021

Choices Magazine (AAEA): Spending of Economic Stimulus Payments and Changes in Food Purchasing During the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020

Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): IPBES Workshop on Biodiversity and Pandemics, Workshop Report, 29 October 2020

CAP Reform: COVID-19 leaves limited traces in preliminary 2020 agricultural accounts (A. Matthews), 5 January 2021

Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI): Renewing labour relations in the German meat industry (Report), January 2021

Euro Choices: Covid‐19 and Global Food Security, November 2020

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

CEPS: Framing the Circular Economy as an EU recovery opportunity (report), 23 December 2020

Eur Activ: COVID-19 shook, rattled and rolled the global economy in 2020, 31 December 2020

Give agricultural workers vaccination priority, stakeholders urge,  16 December 2020

YouTube – Global Georgetown: COVID-19 Policy Responses and Implications for Our Economic Future (J. Stiglitz), Video, 19 December 2020

Ministère de l’Économie, des Finances et de la Relance (Gouv.fr): Vulnérabilité des approvisionnements français et européens – Direction Générale du Trésor, 17 décembre 2020

INRAE (FR): One Planet Summit : lancement de PREZODE, une initiative internationale inédite pour prévenir de futures pandémies, 12 janvier 2021

Sésame (Revue INRAE) (FR): [Covid-19] Santés humaine et animale : destins liés, Avril 2020

[Covid-19] Maladies de l’anthropocène : pour une approche de « santé globale » reposant sur la biodiversité (1/2), Juin 2020

[Covid-19] Maladies de l’anthropocène : pour une approche de « santé globale » reposant sur la biodiversité (2/2), Juin 2020

Cadres – CFDT (FR): Que nous disent les économistes sur le monde d’après ? De la Grande Modération au Grand Confinement en passant par la Grande Récession, Revue 487, Décembre 2020

Reporterre (FR): Sortir de l’élevage intensif pour échapper aux pandémies, 15 janvier 2021

6. INTERNATIONAL / TRADE ISSUES

EC: Monitoring EU Agri-food Trade, Latest developments (January – August 2020)

FAO: FAO Food Price Index (until December 2020), 7 January 2021

International Land Coalition: Uneven Ground – Land Inequality at the hearth of unequal societies – Report & papers, 2020

Plos One: The parable of arable land: Characterizing large scale land acquisitions through network analysis, 13 October 2020

Bruegel: What should Europe expect from American trade policy after the election?, 8 October 2020

IATP: Hopes for new beginnings on US trade policy, 15 January 2021

German Marshall Fund (GMF): A Transatlantic Agenda for the Biden Era, 14 January 2021

USTR: Notice of Revision of Section 301 Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute, December 2020

USDA – ERS: America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2020 Edition, 11 December 2020

Smaller farms often rely on the principal operators and their spouses for labor, while larger farms rely on hired labor, 30 December 2020

Forbes: America’s Biggest Owner Of Farmland Is Now Bill Gates, 14 January 2021

Science: Targeting U.S. wetland restoration could make cleaning up water much cheaper, 18 December 2020

Economic Policy Institute: 70% of all investigations in agriculture detected violations of federal wage and hour laws and farm labor contractors are the biggest violators, 15 December 2020

Bloomberg: America’s Grand Bargain on Agriculture Is in Danger, 9 January 2021

The New York Times: Wall Street Eyes Billions in the Colorado’s Water,  3 January 2021

Market Watch: U.S. government checks constituted 40% of farmers’ income in 2020: USDA, 31 December 2020

BBC: The largest dam-removal in US history, 10 November 2020

La Via Campesina: Position Paper: “A Summit Under Siege” | Corporate control of 2021 UN Food Summit endangers food sovereignty!, 10 December 2020

Saigon On Line: Vietnam aims to become processed agricultural product exporter, 8 January 2021

Cultivar (FR): Russie, retour marqué sur la scène internationale en devenant le premier exportateur mondial de blé, 6 janvier 2021

AgriData (FR): Nº 13 Évolution du marché mondial de l’amande, 13 janvier 2021

Nº 12 Les évolutions du marché mondial du café, 1 octobre 2020

11 La production et la consommation de miel en France et dans le monde, 22 septembre 2020

Nº 10 La production et la commercialisation de sucre dans le monde, 4 septembre 2020

Nº 9 50 marques agroalimentaires françaises qui appartiennent à des groupes étrangers, 23 juin 2020

Nº 8 Évolution des exportations et importations de produits agricoles et agroalimentaires de la France de 2007 à 2019, 11 juin 2020

N° 7 Évolution du top 100 des coopératives agricoles en France depuis 2008, 5 juin 2020

Areion 24 News (FR): Accords de libre-échange de l’UE : quels enjeux pour l’agriculture?, 17 décembre 2020

Reporterre (FR): La Chine a ouvert la plus grande ferme de porcs au monde, 17 décembre 2020

7. EVENTS

USDA: 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum., 18-19 February 2021, Free Registration

Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA): FFA Annual Conference 23 March 2021 – Registration will open in February

Solutions Week – Virtual workshops 8 – 11 March 2021

Policy Week 15 – Virtual Seminars 18 March 2021

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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