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: Short-term outlook: favourable prospects for EU agricultural sectors, 30 March 2021

EC: Long-term vision for rural areas: Europeans share their views on rural areas, 12 March 2021

Arc2020: A Rural Vision is Good – A Strategy and Immediate Action is Better, 21 March 2021

Working Document on “A Vision and Strategy for Rural Europe – Now.”, 6 July 2020

EC: Agridata – Member States Geoportals (including some IACS data), 15 March 2021

EC – CORDIS: What is the state of the bioeconomies in Central and Eastern European Countries?, 17 March 2021

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work: The future of agriculture and forestry: implications for managing worker safety and health, Report, 22 December 2020

ENRD: Improving data management and information systems for the purpose of CAP evaluation, Workshop background documents, 16-17 March 2021

Rural Vision Week: Imagining the future of Europe’s rural area, Conference background documents, 22 – 26 March 2021

AMIS: AMIS Market Monitor No 87, April 2021

EU Observer: Dozen EU states spell out ‘Future of Europe’ priorities, 23 March 2021

 UCD Geary Institute: Alternative EU CAP Tools for Stabilising Farm Incomes in the Era of Climate Change, Discussion Papers Series, 22 March 2021

Frontiers in Sociology: Migrant and Refugee Impact on Well-Being in Rural Areas: Reframing Rural Development Challenges in Greece, 11 March 2021

Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) 2021FFA 2021 web page Background documents & videos

IEEP: CAP trilogues: What green ambitions can still be salvaged?, March 2021

World Economic Forum: A new study has found out how we could grow more crops with fewer fertilizers, 1 April 2021

The world’s food waste problem is bigger than we thought – here’s what we can do about it, 26 March 2021

This flying AI robot can pick fruit – preventing waste in the process, 19 February 2021

Eerlijke Pensioenwijzer: Pension funds and land grab – an inconvenient truth, 25 February 2021

Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science: The Common Agricultural Policy promotes a US-like development of the European agriculture, 25 February 2021

Eur Activ: French farmers protest to give ‘first warning to government’, 2 April 2021

Minimum wage policies offer a lesson for advancement of farming, 19 March 2021

‘Price war’ between French farmers and big supermarkets continues, 4 March 2021

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

Regulating agricultural land markets: the main economic arguments, Report, January 2020

 Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation (FR): Rapport “Papin” de la mission de médiation et de conciliation concernant le bilan de la loi EGalim et la nécessité de mieux rémunérer la chaîne de valeur agricole, Mars 2021

Agri Mutuel (FR): Les propositions de Serge Papin dans son rapport pour enfin mieux rémunérer les agriculteurs, 25 mars 2021

Le ministre rappelle sa vision pour la rémunération des agriculteurs, 29 mars 2021

Assemblée Nationale (France): Rapport sur la situation et les pratiques de la grande distribution et de ses groupements dans leurs relations commerciales avec leurs fournisseurs, Commission d’enquête, 25 septembre 2019

FARM: Le soutien à l’agriculture, manne convoitée : (1) Un paysage mondial contrasté, 21 février 2021

Le soutien à l’agriculture, manne convoitée : (2) Le retour de la multifonctionnalité, 17 mars 2021

IDDRI (FR): Vers une transition juste des systèmes alimentaires – Enjeux et leviers politiques pour la France, Rapport, March 2021

Confédération Paysanne: PAC : oui à des aides qui accompagnent les changements nécessaires, non à celles qui abandonnent les filières en difficulté, 23 mars 2021

Eco régimes : une opportunité pour tout le monde paysan, 2 avril 2021

Wikiagri (FR): L’Union européenne ne sera pas autonome en oléoprotéagineux en 2021-2022, 22 mars 2021

Agri Mutuel (FR): Les 27 visent un compromis d’ici juin avec les eurodéputés, 24 mars 2021

La viabilité du secteur agricole menacée en l’absence de politique globale forte, 31 March 2021

La Conf’ dénonce « une pression indécente pour que rien ne change, 2 avril 2021

Future PAC: Plan Stratégique National: l’État s’engage à prendre en compte les conclusions du débat public, 6 avril 2021

L’Opinion (FR): «La France veut-elle encore croire à la puissance exportatrice de son agriculture?» par Sébastien Abis, 16 mars 2021

3. GREEN DEAL – ENVIRONMENTAL & CLIMATE ISSUES

Council: Council conclusions on Climate and Energy Diplomacy – Delivering on the external dimension of the European Green Deal, 25 January 2021

EC: Biodiversity: ground-breaking change to economic reporting accounting for nature’s contribution to the economy, Article, 11 March 2021

EC: Organic Action Plan, 25 March 2021

Communication on an Action Plan for the Development of Organic Production, COM (2021) 141, 25 March 2021

IFOAM: IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes new Organic Action Plan, 25 March 2021

EC: Guidelines providing a common understanding of the term ‘environmental damage’ as defined in Article 2 of Directive 2004/35/EC on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage, Commission’s notice, 24 March 2021

EP – EPRS: Cohesion policy and climate change, At a Glance, Plenary March II 2021

EU climate action policy, Study, March 2921

Living in the EU: Circular economy, At a Glance, March 2021

IPES Food (International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems): A Long Food Movement? Transforming Food Systems by 2045, 30 March 2021

The Lancet: Food systems for peace and security in a climate crisis, 8 April 2021

Views of health professionals on climate change and health: a multinational survey study, 7 April 2021

Is climate change exacerbating health-care workforce shortages for underserved populations?, April 2021

IEEP: Review of approaches to tracking climate expenditure, 31 March 2021

CAP Reform: What is the size of the mitigation potential in EU agriculture by 2030?, 7 April 2021

Mitigating agricultural emissions, 27 March 2021

EU agricultural emissions trends in comparative perspective, 18 March 2021

Measuring food systems emissions, 10 March 2021

EPPA: Comitology Newsletter – Special Taxonomy edition, Num. 69, March 2021

iDiv: The Common Agricultural Policy post-2020: How can science help make it work for biodiversity?, Summary for Policymakers, 10 March 2021

Liveseed: New router database connects Member States’ organic seed databases, 22 March 2021

Forest Europe: State of Europe’s Forests 2020, Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe, 2021

Forest Europe Web page

Arc2020: A Soil Scientist’s Perspective – Carbon Farming, CO2 Certification & Carbon Sequestration in Soil, 2 April 2021

Eur Activ: Sustainable farming ambitions: between the CAP and the Green Deal, Special Report, 1 April 2021

Agrifood Brief: Organics sector in line for a not-so organic boost, 19 March 2021

Investors urge Europe to prioritise climate in agriculture reform, 22 March 2021

Green Deal poses ‘opportunities and threats’ to Spanish farming, stakeholders warn, 24 March 2021

Agroecology transitional costs major hurdle to uptake, warns French advisory body, 25 March 2021

 Open Access Government: The European Climate Pact, Dimitris Dimitriadis, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, 9 March 2021

Agricultural Water Management: Reuse of treated water in European agriculture: Potential to address water scarcity under climate change, Vol. 251, 106872, May 2021

Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy: Coupled Agricultural Subsidies in the EU Undermine Climate Efforts, August 2020

Agriculture Strategies: Why are the United States so afraid of the Green Deal?, 19 January 2021

Climate – MDPI: World Meteorological Day — Articles on Climate, 23 March 2021

Water – MDPI: World Water Day — Articles on Water, 22 March 2021

USDA – ERS: Persistent Cover Crop Adoption Varies by Primary Commodity Crop, 1 March 2021

Politico: Biden mulls giving farmers billions to fight climate change. Even farmers are unsure about the plan, 29 March 2021

Farm Policy News: Some Farmers Reluctant About Administration’s Climate Plans for Carbon Reduction, 6 April 2021

Future Farming: “Carbon leakage devastating for European agriculture”, 9 March 2021

Wired: Why Covering Canals With Solar Panels Is a Power Move, 19 March 2021 

Common Dreams: Despite Declining U.S. Pesticide Use, Toxicity to Bees Doubled in a Decade: Study, 2 April 2021

Euro News: Meet the EU farmers using fewer pesticides to make agriculture greener, 21 March 2021

We Move Europe: Withdraw  the CAP!, Campaign

Arc2020 (FR): L’agroécologie est une réponse aux défis, 1 avril 2021

Terre Net (FR): De la lutte chimique… À la lutte biologique : le défi immense de l’innovation et de la formation, 9 mars 2021

Agri Mutuel (FR): La HVE, une certification qui ne permettra pas la transition agro écologique, 16 mars 2021

Géo (FR): L’appétit des pays riches, moteur de la déforestation des tropiques, 30 mars 2021

Le Point (FR): Le gaz « vert » cherche sa voie, 26 mars 2021

Ouest France (FR): Projet de loi « Climat » : le monde agricole acteur de la transition, 13 mars 2021

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

EC: School Scheme explained, March 2021

EC: Genome editing: Commission’s Ethics Group calls for wide-ranging societal debate and global governance, 19 March 2021

EC – JRC: Dual food quality: Commission releases study on sensory differences in food products, JRC Report, 23 March 2021

Results of an EU wide comparison of quality related characteristics of branded food products. Part 2 – Sensory testing,  JRC Report, 30 March 2021

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

Socio-economic and demographic aspects of food security and nutrition,  10 February 2021

UN Environment Programme (UNEP): Food Waste Index Report 2021, 4 March 2021

USDA – ERS: Farm to Fork Initiative to Restrict European Union Agricultural Inputs May Increase Food Prices, Further Global Food Insecurity, 1 March 2021

AK Wien: New Genetic Engineering – A basis for the upcoming political debate, Information of Environmental Policies 202a, April 2021

Friends of the Earth – Europe: Green light for new GMOs?, 4 March 2021

Science Business: Ethics report brings EU closer to decision on gene editing in agriculture, 25 March 2021

Food Navigator: Natural ingredients that support the immune system – White Paper, March 2021

Where are the ‘white space’ opportunities in plant-based cheese?, 22 March 2021

Kantar: Global Weekly Newsletter, March 2021

McKinsey & Company: The path forward for European grocery retailers, 25 March 2021

Eur Activ: Expert: Antimicrobial resistance is the ‘new climate change’, 8 March 2021

Beyond Farm to Fork: the ‘agricultural’ side of EU’s biodiversity strategy, 4 March 2021

EU official: Imposing animal welfare standards on imports would be WTO compliant, 24 March 2021

EU Observer: Europe must not turn its back on the Mediterranean diet, 31 March 2021

Reporterre (FR): Pour les produits végétariens et véganes, le Nutri-score n’est pas une garantie, 22 mars 2021

Agri Mutuel (FR): Des scientifiques veulent que l’Europe adopte le logo Nutri-Score, 16 mars 2021

Le débat sur les menus végétariens dans les cantines fait son retour, 18 mars 2021

5. COVID – 19 IMPACTS & ECONOMIC RECOVERY

6. INTERNATIONAL / TRADE ISSUES

EC: 2020, a year of stability for EU agri-food trade, 31 March 2021

Monitoring EU Agri-food Trade: Developments January – December 2020, 31 March 2021

EC: Sustainability Impact Assessments, DG Trade (including latest SIA on EU – MERCOSUR Trade Agreement)

European Commission publishes final Sustainability Impact Assessment and Position Paper on the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement, 29 March 2021 (FR version)

Eur Activ: Mercosur trade deal threatens to wreck EU’s climate credibility, 2 April 2021

Arc2020: EU Not Doing its Sustainability Homework on Mercosur, 31 March 2021

The Brussels Times: The EU’s Mercosur trade dilemma, 26 March 2021

EC: Trade policy: a lever of the EU as a geopolitical global player, 10 March 2021

Eur Activ: The new EU trade strategy: What’s actually new?, 18 March 2021

EP – EPRS: The Biden challenge in foreign policy, 12 March 2021

IEEP: Trade policy review: How green is the future of EU trade?, 4 March 2021

Agriculture Strategies: European trade policy review: Interesting principles that require concrete actions for agriculture, 22 March 2021

The Sidney Morning Herald: Liberalisation not protectionist’: Australia to fight EU’s carbon tariffs with its own plan, 12 March 2021

Statista: Where Agriculture is Most Subsidized, 15 March 2021

Fdf (UK Food & Drink Federation): UK-EU Food and Drink Trade Snapshot: January 2021, March 2021

UKTPO: EU Enforcement of International Trade Rules, Briefing Paper 55, March 2021

USDA – FAS: 2020 United States Agricultural Export Yearbook, 5 April 2021

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

IATP: Futurizing water prices: How, why and who may benefit?, 9 March 2021

The real value of water, 23 March 2021

Food Navigator: Japan’s 2030 food export vision: Focus on processed value-added foods and supply chain development crucial, 5 April 2021

Global Times: China, US explore agricultural trade at online roundtable, 25 March 2021

European Review of Agricultural Economics: The effects of EU–Ukraine free trade agreement on the world’s sunflower complex, 27 March 2021

Chambres d’Agriculture (FR): Une quête de souveraineté alimentaire : opportunités et entraves, Analyses et Perspectives, Num. 2103, Février 2021

Agriculture Stratégies (FR): Étude APCA – Une quête de souveraineté alimentaire : opportunités et entraves, Avril 2021

L’Express (FR): Comment la Russie est devenue un des leaders mondiaux de l’agroalimentaire, 4 avril 2021

Ouest France (FR): Agriculture. Au Brésil, les déboires du soja non OGM, 31 mars 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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