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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EC: Impact of the CAP on territorial development of rural areas: socioeconomic aspects (Evaluation support study)

EC: Study on economic value of EU quality schemes, geographical indications (GI) and traditional specialities guaranteed (TSG), February 2021

EC: Green Paper on Ageing – Fostering solidarity and responsibility between generations, COM (2021) 50, 27 January 2021

EC: Public consultation – EU Geographical Indications Scheme (revision), Feedback period: 15 January – 9 April 2021

EC: The Megatrends Hub, Webpage


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

Farmers of the Future, JRC report, 16 December 2020

2020 Strategic Foresight Report, 2020

Ouest-France (FR): Viande de laboratoire, biodiesels…En 2040, le métier d’agriculteur ne sera plus le même, 26 janvier 2021

EC – JRC: The Demographic Landscape of EU Territories: challenges and opportunities in diversity ageing regions, JRC report, 13 February 2021

EFSA: New rules on transparency: detailed arrangements for stakeholders, 11 January 2021


CAP horizontal regulation: Financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy for 2021-2027, Briefing, January 2021

Migrant seasonal workers in the European agricultural sector, Briefing, February 2021

Statistics on agricultural inputs and outputs (SAIO): Updated rules, Implementation Appraisal, February 2021

Smart villages Concept, issues and prospects for EU rural areas, Briefing, March 2021

EP: Research for AGRI Committee – The challenge of land abandonment after 2020 and options for mitigating measures, Study, Annex I, December 2020

The challenge of land abandonment after 2020 and options for mitigating measures, At a Glance, January 2021

The Greens – EFA: Where does the EU money goes?, Report, 25 February 2021

New report on fraud, corruption & misuse of EU agricultural funds must be wake up call for Commission, 25 February 2021

Institute of Economics Studies – IES – Charles University: Common Agricultural Policy Beneficiaries: Evidence of Inequality from a New Data Set, IES Working Paper 4/2021

 OECD: Making Better Policies for Food Systems, Report, 11 January 2021

FAO – Committee on World Food Security (CFS): The CFS voluntary guidelines on food systems and nutrition, February 2021

SHERPA: Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas, SHERPA position paper, February 2021

Agriculture Strategies: National strategic plans – multiple expectations and burdened governance for an uncertain achievement, FR version, 8 February 2021

CAP Reform:

Issues at stake in the trilogues: II Public intervention (A Matthews), 1 February 2021

Farm and non-farm income comparisons (A Matthews), 9 February 2021

Improving governance of the future CAP (A Matthews), 26 February 2021

Payments for the environment – new turmoil around an old issue (Thünen Institute Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries), 2 March 2021

Removal of vineyard planting rights will require another French Revolution (A Matthews), 14 March 2021

Journal of Rural Studies: Building agroecology with people. Challenges of participatory methods to deepen on the agroecological transition in different contexts, 6 March 2021

European Review of Agricultural Economics:

Does family farming reduce rural unemployment?, 25 January 2021

New perspectives on the distribution of farm incomes and the redistributive impact of CAP payments, 30 January 2020

Assessing the redistributive impact of the 2013 CAP reforms: an EU-wide panel study, 1 February 2021

Insuring crops from space: the potential of satellite-retrieved soil moisture to reduce farmers’ drought risk exposure, 10 February 2021

Farm income in European agriculture: new perspectives on measurement and implications for policy evaluation, 13 February 2021

Agricultural Finance Review: Prospects for agricultural insurance in Europe, Vol 78, 2

Euro Choices: Making Farming Systems Truly Resilient, 11 December 2020

Q Open – Oxford Academic / EAAE: Articles on line on food systems, Vol 1, Issue 1, January 2021

Food Policy: Agricultural policy in the era of digitalisation, 16 January 2021

GRAIN: Digital control: how Big Tech moves into food and farming (and what it means), 21 January 2021

 Social Change Review: Migration, food and agriculture: Insights into what we eat and how our food is produced at the beginning of the third millennium, December 2020

ENRD: Assessing the Contribution of RDPs to a Competitive and Viable Agricultural Sector, January 2921

Acta Geographica Slovenica: Farm holdings and the owner’s residence location in the aspect of direct payments from the EU: A case study in nine regions in Poland, December 2020

IIED: Contracts in commercial agriculture: enhancing rural producer agency, February 2021

Farm Europe

The Commission 2021 promotion policy is surprisingly flawed, 2 March 2021

EU rural incomes and biofuels, 5 March 2021


CAP, Interrupted – So Withdraw the CAP!, 3 December 2020

German Environment Ministry Proposals For CAP Green Architecture, 11 February 2021

CAP Strategic Plans, March 2021

Damning Report on CAP Cash in Central and Eastern Europe Released, 9 March 2021:?

Corporate Europe: COPA – COGECA: Defending farmers in public and the agribusiness industry in private?, 25 January 2021

 The Pig Site: What are the biggest changes in Europe’s pig sector?, 4 March 2021

EDA: End for French decree on mandatory origin labelling for milk, International Dairy, 11 March 2021


INRAE 2030Document stratégique, 25 janvier 2021

Ouest France (FR): L’INRAE veut inventer l’agriculture et l’alimentation de demain, 26 janvier 2021

Végétable (FR): L’INRAE à l’heure des métaprogrammes, 28 janvier 2021

Ouest France (FR):

Agriculture. Avec les programmes opérationnels, la future PAC va valoriser le travail collectif, 15 février 2021

Agriculture. Cinq mois pour répartir l’argent de la future PAC, 28 janvier 2021

Chambres d’Agriculture (FR):

Analyses et Perspectives n°2103 : Une quête de souveraineté alimentaire – Opportunités et entraves, Février 2021

Lettre économique de février 2021 – L’heure des comptes

Agri Mutuel (FR):

Négociations commerciales en France: Les raisons d’un état de tension permanent, 9 mars 2021

Le plan protéines, insuffisant pour atteindre l’autonomie protéique française?, 1 mars 2021

Les défis de l’agriculture française, 22 février 2021

Quelles conséquences possibles du gigantisme coopératif?, 17 février 2021

Toute l’Europe (FR): Réforme de la PAC : quels enjeux pour la France?, 5 mars 2021

Végétable (FR): PAC 2022 : quelle politique agricole voulons-nous?, 3 février 2021

Novethic (FR): Flambée des matières premières agricoles : la crise qui monte dans l’ombre de la pandémie, 24 février 2021

Comité européen des Régions – CoR (FR): L’agroécologie est une réponse ‎ aux défis agricoles, sociaux et environnementaux de l’Europe, CoR rapport, 4 février 2021

L’agriculture après le COVID-19: l’agroécologie répond à nos défis environnementaux et à la sécurité alimentaire, Entretien avec Guillaume Cros, rapporteur du CoR sur l’agroécologie, 22 janvier 2021  

France Bleu (FR): 48 parlementaires appellent à ne pas sacrifier l’agriculture de montagne dans la nouvelle PAC, 17 février 2021

Plein Champ (FR): La montagne à l’assaut de la PAC et du PSN, 4 février 2021

Agriculture Stratégies (FR): L’écart entre les intentions et la réalité des comportements de consommation responsable, 4 février 2021

The Conversation (FR): Vers un tournant rural en France?, 24 janvier 2021

Les Échos (FR):

Agriculture : quand les virus menacent les élevages en plein air, 2 février 2021

« Le risque d’une dégradation de la sécurité alimentaire en Europe existe », estime Sébastien Abis, 2 février 2021

RTL (FR): Agriculture : qui sont les néo-ruraux, toujours plus nombreux à se lancer?, 1 mars 2021

Le Monde (FR): « S’ils ne passent pas la frontière, les fraises sont flinguées » : des agriculteurs inquiets si les travailleurs étrangers ne viennent plus, 26 février 2021


EC – JRC: More than half of Europe’s forests vulnerable to climate-related hazards, study finds, JRC Report, 23 February 2021

EC – JRC: Improved modelling framework for assessing the interactions between the energy, agriculture, forestry and land use change sectors, JRC Report, 2021

EC: Impact of the CAP on sustainable management of the soil, Evaluation support study, November 2020

EC: EC study on new genetic techniques (expected for April 2021)

EP – EPRS: The future of crop protection in Europe, Annex I, Annex II, Briefing, study, February 2021

European Environment Agency (EEA):

EEA Report No 17/2020 – Water and agriculture: towards sustainable solutions, February 2021

Global climate change impacts and the supply of agricultural commodities to Europe, February 2021

Nature: Global and regional drivers of land-use emissions in 1961–2017, 27 January 2021     

EEB: 10 tests for a Green Deal-compatible farming policy, 22 January 2021

IEEP (Institute for European Environmental Policy): Green Deal diplomacy needs to be in focus in 2021, 22 February 2021

Bruegel: The geopolitics of the European Green Deal, 2 February 2021

Research Gate: A Green Deal for implementing agroecological systems: Reforming the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union, January 2021

Bio Science: A Research Agenda for Urban Biodiversity in the Global Extinction Crisis, March 2021

Science: China announces major boost for R&D, but plan lacks ambitious climate targets, 5 March 2021

Global Food Security: Urban agriculture may change food consumption towards low carbon diets, Vol 28, March 2021

Environmental Research Letters:

A review of edible insect industrialization: scales of production and implications for sustainability, 22 December 2020

Tracking societal concerns on pesticides – a Google Trends analysis, August 2020     

CBEAR – Center for Behavioral & Experimental AgriEnvironmental Research (US): Webpage

CGIAR: Investment into Research Must Double to Halt Climate and Food Crises by 2030, 25 January 2021

Gov.UK: The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review, Final Report, 2 February 2021

Helm: Bespoke carbon taxes on food, February 2021

The Rangeland Journal: Missing shots: has the possibility of shooting wolves been lacking for 20 years in France’s livestock protection measures?, January 2021

PPIC – Public Policy Institute of California: Commentary: Water Markets Can Reduce the Costs of Drought, 1 February 2021

Eur Activ:

Green Deal and agriculture: between words and deeds, 13 January 2021

Bundestag to make agroforestry funding a reality, 13 January 2021

Competition or cooperation? EU, US enter new era of climate diplomacy, 20 January 2021

Politico: Dutch farmers flee environmental rules at home to settle in other EU countries, 8 February 2021

AOC (FR): La future politique agricole commune : une douche froide sur le Green Deal (Jean-Christophe Bureau), 11 février 2021

Agriculture Stratégies (FR): Intensifier l’agriculture pour réduire les émissions de GES, une redéfinition de la « durabilité », 5 janvier 2021

Fondation Nicolas Hulot (FR): Réduction des pesticides en France: pourquoi un tel échec?, 10 mars 2021

Agri Mutuel (FR): Produits phytosanitaires. Des financements publics trop faibles pour réduire leur usage, 9 février 2021

The Conversation (FR): Le bassin méditerranéen, point chaud des changements environnementaux, 2 février 2021


EC: F2F Contingency Plan – EU Survey (consultation on the future contingency plan open until 3 May 2021)


Public consultation on authorisation to feed non-ruminants with ruminant collagen / gelatine and with proteins from insects, pigs and poultry (feedback period: 9 March – 6 April 2021)

Public consultation on feed additives (feedback period: 12 March – 9 April)

Public consultation – Food safety – updated EU rules to allow for checks on antimicrobial use in imported animals and animal products (feedback period: 10 March – 5 May 2021)

EC: Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, Communication COM (2021) 44 of 3 February 2021

Euro Choices: How can the EU Farm to Fork strategy deliver on its organic promises? Some critical reflections, 23 January 2021

IFOAM – Organics Europe: A New EU Organic Action Plan to reach 25% Organic Land by 2030, March 2021

Organic World: The Word of Organic Agriculture, 2021 Edition, 17 February 2021

Nutrition Today: Genetically Modified Organisms Can Be Organic, 1 / 2 2021, Vol 56, Issue 1

Over Blog (FR): L’agriculture biologique et les OGM ne sont pas incompatibles, 3 mars 2021

Open Access Government: Farm to Fork: More sustainable & healthier food, 5 March 2021

ENRD: EAFRD Projects Brochure ‘Bioeconomy’, July 2019

European Livestock Voice: Meet the Facts, Webpage

National Medicine Library: Vegan diet in young children remodels metabolism and challenges the statuses of essential nutrients, 20 January 2021

Agri Mutuel (FR): L’agriculture biologique en questions, 11 mars 2021

Les Échos (FR): Bien-être animal : des innovations déferlent au service de l’élevage, 25 janvier 2021



EC: Statement by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič following today’s announcement by the UK government regarding the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, 3 March 2021


Commission sets course for an open, sustainable and assertive EU trade policy, Communication on Trade Policy Review COM (2021) 66, 18 February 2021

CELCAA: Comments on the Communication from the Commission

Reforming the WTO: Towards a sustainable and effective multilateral trading system, COM (2021) 66 – Annex, 18 February 2021         

EC – JRC: Cumulative economic impact of trade agreements on EU agriculture – 2021 update, JRC Report, 27 January 2021

EC: Agricultural International Trade, Webpage

EC: The European Union and the United States conclude negotiations on agricultural quotas agreement post Brexit, 8 March 2021

EC: Monitoring EU agri-food trade: developments January – November 2020, 12 February 2021


Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council on strengthening the EU’s contribution to rules-based multilateralism, 17 February 2021

Renewed partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood – A new agenda for the Mediterranean, 9 February 2021

Official Journal EU: Regulation (EU) 2021/167 amending Regulation (EU) No 654/2014 concerning the exercise of the Union’s rights for the application and enforcement of international trade (JO L 49, 12.2.2021)

FAO: FAO Food Price Index, Release date 4 March 2021

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture: Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), Ministerial Declaration, 22 January 2021

Eur Activ: Berlin agriculture conference highlights world hunger, climate change, 25 January 2021

IFPRI: Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World, EBook, 2021

WTO: Joint Statement on agriculture export prohibitions or restrictions relating to the World Food Programme, 21 January 2021

CAP Reform: Prospects for progress on the WTO agricultural agenda (A Matthews), 7 March 2021

ERS – USDA: Do Tariff-Rate Quotas Function as Intended by the World Trade Organization?, 1 March 2021

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics:

Building the Evidence Base by Testing Innovative Strategies to Reduce Food Insecurity in the United States, Food Insecurity Supplement, January 2021

The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Innovative Strategies to Reduce Food Insecurity among Children in the United States, Food Insecurity Supplement, January 2021

CEMA, CAOBISCO, CEEV & other EU & US organisations: Letter calling for aircraft tariffs suspension, 25 January 2021

Fresh Produce Journal: Organisations urge UK government to extend derogations on phytosanitary certifications for fresh produce to avoid disruption, 16 February 2021

The Cattle Site: Australia’s proposed agriculture workforce strategy is “food for thought”, says NFF, 8 March 2021

One Earth: How food in the commons can help to address inequity in US food and land access, 18 January 2021

Confrontations Europe (FR): « L’Union européenne au-delà du Brexit » (Michel Barnier), 26 janvier 2021                 

Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation – Gov.FR:

L’essor de la Chine au sein du commerce international de produits agroalimentaires, 14 décembre 2020

Accords de libre-échange UE/Nouvelle-Zélande et UE/Australie : risques et opportunités pour les filières européennes de ruminants, 5 novembre 2020

FARM – Le Blog de la Fondation (FR): Le soutien à l’agriculture, manne convoitée : (1) Un paysage mondial contrasté, 25 février 2021

Crédit Agricole (FR): Géopolitique – « China Standards2035 », là où la mondialisation rencontre la géopolitique, Perspectives 21/73, 10 mars 2021

Sol Association (FR): Ne pas supprimer l’OMC mais son contrôle par le duopole EU-UE, en particulier pour les produits agricoles et alimentaires (Jacques Berthelot), 6 Mars 2021

L’Observatoire (FR): « 3 questions à » Andreï Sizov sur le développement du secteur agricole russe, 4 mars 2021

Wiki Agri (FR): La Sibérie offre un potentiel de production d’un milliard de tonnes de grains, 1 mars 2021


Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA): FFA Annual Conference 23 March 2021, Full schedule

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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