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1. THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

2. CAP REFORM & FUTURE OF EU AGRICULTURE

Portuguese Presidency of the Council: Web page

Programme for the Portuguese Presidency

Priorities

Latest documents: Post 2020 CAP reform package: Proposals to make CAP implementation simpler, Information from the French delegation on behalf other delegations, 17 March 2021

                Informal video conference of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers, 26 April 2021

EC: State aid: Commission adopts revised Regional Aid Guidelines, 19 April 2021

EC: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/652 of 10 February 2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/891 as regards the activities and operational programmes of producer organisations in the fruit and vegetables sector, OJ L 135, 21 April 2021

EC: Evaluation of the impact of the CAP on generational renewal, local development and jobs in rural areas, Commission Staff Working document, SWD (2021) 78 of 8 April 2021

Evaluation of the impact of the CAP on generational renewal, local development and jobs in rural areas, Final Report, 11 November 2019

EC: Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Act), 21 April 2021

EP – EPRS: Smart villages Concept, issues and prospects for EU rural areas, March 2021

CAP strategic plans: Issues and expectations for EU agriculture, Briefing, May 2021

FAO: Investing in a sustainable and food secure future, Report, 2021

EU and FAO call for the transformation of agri-food systems, 6 May 2021

ENRD: Thematic Working Group 8 – Ex post evaluation of RDPs 2014-2020: Learning from practice, 27 April 2021

European Committee of the Regions (CoR): The impact of CAP on territorial development of rural areas, Commission for Natural Resources, Report, 2020

Umwelt Bundesamt: Limited environmental impact and high costs – Findings and recommendations from the project “An Evaluation of the Common Agricultural Policy from the Perspective of Environmental Protection II”, May 2021

CAN Europe (Climate Action Network) – UNIFY: Common Agricultural Policy (CAP): Will CAP Strategic Plans deliver much need climate action?, Report, May 2021

CAP Reform: Making the transition from income support to a sustainable agriculture in the CAP (A Matthews), 11 May 2021

WWF: WWF Assessment shows potential improvements to CAP’s environmental provisions rapidly melting away, 6 May 2021

Briefing“Too Burdensome”: How the CAP trilogues are abandoning improvements to the farming policy’s environmental provisions, 6 May 2021

Sustainability: European Union Agricultural Support ‘Coupling’ in Simulation Modelling: Measuring the Sustainability Impacts, 16 March 2021

Prioritising CAP Intervention Needs: An Improved Cumulative Voting Approach, Vol. 13(7), 3 April 2021

Strengthening the Role of Academic Institutions and Innovation Brokers in Agri-Food Innovation: Towards Hybridisation in Cross-Border Cooperation, Vol. 13(9), 1 May 2021

Journal of Agricultural Economics: Coupled support for sugar beet in the EU leads to observable but limited market distortion, 6 May 2021

Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS): Income situation of agricultural households of EU countries, Vol (67) 2021

Italian Review of Agricultural Economics: The future of the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy, Vol. 75, No 3             

Nature Food: Economics in food systems transformations (Shenggen Fan), 21 April 2021

Agro ecology and Sustainable Food Systems: Principles for designing Agroecology-based Local (territorial) Agri-food Systems: a critical revision, 21 April 2021

Journal of Rural Studies: Stakeholder perspectives to improve risk management in European farming systems, Vol. 84, May 2021

Drivers of joint cropland management strategies in agri-food cooperatives, Vol. 84, May 2021

European Review of Agricultural Economics: Foundations of Agricultural Market Analysis and Agricultural Policy, 23 April 2021

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

Land Use Policy: Aligning agricultural production and environmental regulation: An integrated assessment of the Netherland, Vol. 105, June 2021

New Biotechnology: Bioeconomy as a transforming driver of intensive greenhouse horticulture in SE Spain, 25 March 2021

Choices Magazine: Theme Overview: Trends and Challenges in Fruit and Tree Nut Sectors, 14 April 2021

Euro Choices: Celebrating Twenty Years of EuroChoices in Communicating Analysis of Topical Agri‐food and Rural Issues, Vol. 20, Issue 1, May 2021

The Problem is not Covid‐19, it’s the Model! Industrial Agriculture and Migrant Farm Labour in the EU, 3 May 2021

IFPRI – Agrodep: Measuring price volatility, Technical Note, April 2021

ID4D (Ideas for Development): Urban agriculture : tomorrow’s cities will be green, 13 April 2021

Cities: Drivers of depopulation and spatial interdependence in a regional context, Vol. 114, July 2021

PLOS One: The European tomato market. An approach by export competitiveness maps, 3 May 2021

Agricultural Systems: Economic risk assessment of the quality labels and productive efficiency strategies in Spanish extensive sheep farms, Vol. 191, June 2021

COPA COGECA: The European Commission must support the sustainability efforts of all its agricultural productions through its future promotion policy, Press release, 29 April 2021

Food for Life: COPA – COGECA´s Working Party on Research & Innovation and the ETP `Food for Life` Joint Statement, 5 May 2021

Eur Activ: Agriculture Commissioner points finger at CAP for demise of small farms, 19 April 2021

Dairy Herd Management: Technology is Fueling Consolidation as Big Global Farms Get Bigger, 23 April 2021

European Review of Economic History: Political fragmentation, rural-to-urban migration and urban growth patterns in western Eurasia, 800–1800, May 2021

INRAE (FR): La sensibilité du revenu des exploitations agricoles françaises à une réorientation des aides dans le cadre de la future PAC post-2023, Working Paper SMART – LERECO No 21-01, Avril 2021

La France Agricole (FR): L’INRAE calcule les effets d’une redistribution des aides PAC, 11 mai 2021

Agro biosciences – INRAE (FR): Débats PAC : l’Espagne face au défi de la convergence… des intérêts(T. García Azcárate), 10 mai 2021

HAL (FR): Compétitivité et emplois à la production dans les secteurs bovins français, INRAE paper, 12 avril 2021

Observatoire de la sécurité des flux et des matières énergétiques (FR): Perspectives d’évolution des biocarburants – Jeux des acteurs et enjeux fonciers, Rapport 7, Mars 2021

Académie des Technologies (FR): Innovation dans les industries alimentaires: impacts de la révolution numérique, Rapport de l’Académie, 24 mars 2021

Le télégramme (FR): Pour une PAC démocratique et écologiquement responsable », 12 mai 2021

Bonpote (FR): 4 infographies pour comprendre l’agriculture, 13 avril 2021

Reporterre (FR): PAC : les orientations se précisent… et inquiètent les paysans, 7 avril 2021

Confédération Paysanne (FR): Eco régimes : une opportunité pour tout le monde paysan, 2 avril 2021

Terre Net (FR): Des éco-régimes qui font débat, 19 avril 2021

Académie Agriculture (FR): La France et l’Europe pourraient se passer du soja importé : Des membres de l’Académie font des propositions en ce sens!, 19 avril 2021

Chambres d’agriculture (FR): Théorie de la cacophonie – Lettre économique d’avril 2021

Crédit Agricole (FR): Inflation et matières premières agricoles, CA Études économiques, 13 avril 2021

Le Monde (FR): Pour « une politique agricole et alimentaire commune », 2 mai 2021

Agriculture Stratégies (FR): Foncier: des propositions de contrôle additionnel pour combler les vides juridiques actuels, 10 mai 2021

Les Échos (FR): Agriculture : pourquoi les épisodes de gel destructeur pourraient se multiplier, 13 avril 2021

Agri Mutuel (FR): 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

Dans les campagnes, chaque agriculteur défend son bout de PAC, 14 avril 2021                   

France Grandes Cultures souhaite un éco-régime accessible à tous les producteurs, 14 avril 2021

Quelles perspectives après l’échec de la loi Egalim?, 14 avril 2021

Face au changement climatique, un système d’assurance à refonder, 15 avril 2021

La proposition de loi de G.Besson-Moreau, première étape pour améliorer Egalim?, 16 avril 2021

JA et FNSEA rappellent leurs propositions pour une meilleure gestion des risques, 16 avril 2021

Sortir le maillon intermédiaire d’un « étau infernal » (Dominique Chargé), 20 avril 2020

Baisse du prix d’achat des produits alimentaires par la grande distribution, 20 avril 2021

Les pistes de refonte du dispositif assurantiel du rapport Descrozaille, 23 avril 2021

Ne pas réduire la gestion des risques à des marchés lucratifs pour l’assurance (E. Andrieu, MEP), 26 avril 2021

Les Vingt-Sept prêts au compromis sur les aides « vertes », 27 avril 2021

Les propositions du Modef pour une PAC plus proche des agriculteurs, 3 mai 2021

Le prix du lait bio menacé par la croissance des volumes?, 3 mai 2021

Une lueur d’espoir pour certains agriculteurs français, 7 mai 2021

Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation (FR): Erasmus + : les raisons d’un succès dans le secteur agricole, 15 avril 2021

France 3 (FR): Europe : Les petits agriculteurs, grands oubliés de la politique agricole commune, 15 avril 2021

Ouest-France (FR): Prix du lait : les producteurs réclament une loi contraignante, 26 avril 2021

Pleinchamp (FR): “Le péril d’une agriculture sans agriculteurs existe” : interview de Benoît Dedieu, 3 mai 2021

3. GREEN DEAL – ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE ISSUES

Council: European climate law: Council and Parliament reach provisional agreement, Press release, 21 April 2021

Climate change: what the EU is doing, Web site

EC: Commission welcomes provisional agreement on the European Climate Law, 21 April 2021

Eur Activ: Breakthrough as EU negotiators clinch deal on European climate law, 21 April 2021

EC: Commission sets the carbon farming initiative in motion, 27 April 2021

Setting up and implementing result-based carbon farming mechanisms in the EU, Technical Guidance Handbook, 27 April 2021

Carbon farming website

EC: Pathway to a Healthy Planet for All EU Action Plan: ‘Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil’, Communication COM(2021) 400, 12 May 2021

Annexes, COM (2021) 400, 12 May 2021

EC: Healthy soils – new EU soil strategy, Public consultation, Feedback period: 02 February 2021 – 27 April 2021

FAO: Keeping soils alive and healthy is key to sustain life on our planet, 23 April 2021

EC: Sustainable finance package, 21 April 2021

Communication on ‘EU Taxonomy, Corporate Sustainability Reporting, Sustainability Preferences and Fiduciary Duties: Directing finance towards the European Green Deal’, COM (2021) 188, 21 April 2021

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/… supplementing Regulation (EU) 2020/852 by establishing the technical screening criteria for determining the conditions under which an economic activity qualifies as contributing substantially to climate change mitigation or climate change adaptation (Draft)

Eur Activ: EU spells out criteria for green investment in new ‘taxonomy’ rules, 21 April 2021                               

WWF and other: Letter to Commission on the new EU Taxonomy Climate Act, 31 March 2021

WWF: EU climate law: deal reflects politics not science, 21 April 2021

EC – JRC: Mapping and assessment of primary and old-growth forests in Europe, JRC Report, April 2021

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

Forest Europe Web page             

EP-EPRS: Natural resources and environment Heading 3 of the 2021-2027 MFF, Briefing, April 2021

European Environment Agency (EEA): Independent national advisory bodies can reinforce the role of science in climate policy, 11 May 2021

CAN Europe (Climate Action Network) – UNIFY: Blog

CPF: Challenges and Opportunities in Turning the Tide on Deforestation, Report, April 2021

Food Drink Europe: Making our food supply chains deforestation-free, 6 May 2021

US Department State: Leaders Summit on Climate, 22 April 2021

USDA: Launching Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate, 23 April 2021

Politico: Big powers face off in ‘high adrenaline’ game of climate chicken, 15 April 2021

The Hill: Serious about climate change? Get serious about agriculture, 15 April 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

ENRD: EU Rural Review 30 ‘Climate action in rural areas’, 22 April 2021

World Economic Forum: 5 things climate-vulnerable countries need from the COP26 summit, 12 May 2021

World Resources Institute (WRI): A Pathway to Carbon Neutral in Denmark, Report, May 2021

Agri Capture CO2: Why AgriCaptureCO2?, Blog

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

Environmental Research Letters: To till or not to till in a temperate ecosystem? Implications for climate change mitigation, 26 April 2021

The Conversation: Farming without disturbing soil could cut agriculture’s climate impact by 30% – new research, 27 April 2021

World Economic Forum: This small change to farming could reduce agriculture’s climate impact by 30%, 30 April 2021

Nature Food: Food systems are responsible for a third of global anthropogenic GHG emissions, 8 March 2021

Nature Climate Change: Anthropogenic climate change has slowed global agricultural productivity growth, 1 April 2021

Nature Sustainability: Proactive conservation to prevent habitat losses to agricultural expansion, 21 December 2020

World Economic Forum: Almost 90% of the world’s animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050, 4 January 2021

Inside Climate News: Politicians Are Considering Paying Farmers to Store Carbon. But Some Environmental and Agriculture Groups Say It’s Greenwashing, 16 April 2021

The Lancet: Climate leaders assemble, The Lancet Planetary Health, Vol. 5, Issue 5, May 2021

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

Sand and dust storms in Asia: a call for global cooperation on climate change, 26 April 2021

Transport & Environment (T&E): Europe’s imports of dubious ‘used’ cooking oil set to rise, fuelling deforestation, Study, 20 April 2021

Eur Activ: Report warns EU about increased imports of palm oil in disguise, 21 April 2021

Biofuels International: ‘UCO a highly regulated commodity,’ says EWABA, 22 April 2021

Down To Earth: Breaking new ground: World’s longest running farm study adds to organic-inorganic debate, 7 May 2021

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

Super Trilogue Weakens Results-Oriented CAP, 8 April 2021

April Newsletter, 19 April 2021

DiverFarming: Revealing the impact of 70 years of pesticide use on European soils, RECARE Project, 5 May 2021

WWF: Global Forest and Trade Network, web site

EU consumption responsible for 16% of tropical deforestation linked to international trade, Report, 14 April 2021

NGO recommendations on the future EU legislation to protect forests, natural ecosystems and human rights, 6 May 2021

Report – Stepping up? The continuing impact of EU consumption on nature worldwide, 14 April 2021

Euro News: EU is the World’s second biggest importer of tropical deforestation, says WWF, 14 April 2021

Agri Mutuel (FR): Déforestation liée aux importations : L’Union européenne, deuxième responsable mondial après la Chine (WWF), 14 avril 2021

Eur Activ: LEAK: EU’s draft renewables law confirms 38-40% target for 2030, 4 May 2021

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

Greener farm reform ‘still possible’, EU’s Timmermans says after meeting climate activists, 31 March 2021

Our World in Data: Where does the plastic in our oceans come from?, 1 May 2021

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

Water: Top Downloaded Papers (January–April 2021)

Green Peace: Agriculture still tops emissions in New Zealand, so where’s the action?, Press release, 13 April 2021

CEPS: From coal to low carbon, 6 April 2021

Study on Circular Economy developments in the GCC region and opportunities for collaboration with the European Union, 7 May 2021

Hal (FR): Économie du stockage agricole de carbone dans les sols, 6 mai 2021

FR Gouvernement (FR): Pour un développement durable du commerce en ligne, CGEDD rapport, Février 2021

Institut Delors (FR): Les Français et l’environnement: évolution d’un préoccupation politique croissante, Policy Paper 265, 28 avril 2021

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

Le devoir (FR): Place à la révolution agroécologique, 17 avril 2021

LVSL (FR): Agroécologie et PAC : l’impossible équation?, 6 avril 2021`

SOS Faim (FR): L’écoféminisme, un outil pour la transition écologique?, 9 avril 2021

Sud-Ouest (FR): L’agriculture est la première source de pollution de l’eau potable en France, 20 avril 2021

Le Monde (FR): Climat et biodiversité : « Les petits pas de la politique agricole commune ne suffisent plus », 3 mai 2021

Agrobiosciences (FR): Méthanisation agricole : de la ferme à l’usine à gaz, 7 avril 2021

Reporterre (FR): Le lobby du plastique empoisonne le monde, 20 avril 2021

RTS (FR): Le monde paysan suisse affiche ses divisions sur les initiatives sur les pesticides, 20 avril 2021

Agri Mutuel (FR): Face au changement climatique, un système d’assurance à refonder, 15 avril 2021

« La plus grande catastrophe climatique » du siècle, 13 avril 2021

4. EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL – FARM TO FORK STRATEGY (F2F) – FOOD CHAIN ISSUES

Council: Labelling of foodstuffs containing eggs regarding the farming method of laying hens, Germany Delegation paper, 16 April 2021

EC: Evaluation of the EU strategy on Animal Welfare

Background note for the CouncilEvaluation of the EU Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015 Information from the European Commission, 26 April 2021

Commission Staff Working Document Evaluation of the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015, SWD (2021) 76, 31 March 2021

Commission Staff Working Document Executive Summary of the Evaluation of the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015, SWD (2021) 77, 31 March 2021

Study to support the evaluation of the European Union strategy for the protection and welfare of animals 2012-2015, Final Report, 7 December 2020

Study to support the evaluation of the European Union strategy for the protection and welfare of animals 2012-2015, Annexes 1 – 8, 7 December 2020

Study to support the evaluation of the European Union strategy for the protection and welfare of animals 2012-2015, Annex 9, 7 December 2020

Study to support the evaluation of the European Union strategy for the protection and welfare of animals 2012-2015, Annex 10, 7 December 2020

Study to support the evaluation of the European Union strategy for the protection and welfare of animals 2012-2015, Executive Summary, 7 December 2020

Road map – Fitness check of the EU legislation on animal welfare of farmed animals

‘End the Cage Age’ European Citizens’ Initiative: MEPs letter, 29 April 2021

EU Observer: Over a million EU citizens back farm-animal cage ban, 16 April 2021

Eur Activ: Could the UK knock Germany off the top spot for animal welfare?, 26 April 2021

European Commission open to consider cage rearing ban initiative, 16 April 2021

(FR): Le prix du bien-être : quelles solutions pour sortir de l’élevage intensif en Europe?, 9 avril 2021

(FR) Maltraitance animale : L214 et députés français appellent le gouvernement à réagir, 6 mai 2021

L214 (FR): Enquête – Horreur á l’abattoir de truies de Briec en Bretagne, mai 2021

Council: Questionnaire to contribute to the planned evaluation and revision of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport as regards long distance transport to third countries ‒ Outcome of the Presidency Questionnaire, 22 April 2021

EC: EC study on new genomic techniques, 29 April 2021

EC Staff Working document – Study on the status of new genomic techniques under Union law and in light of the Court of Justice ruling in Case C-528/16, 29 April 2021

EFSA: Scientific evidences inventory for EFSA-Q-2020-00834, First CRISPR / Cas authorisation, April 2021

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

European Scientist: Enabling genome editing to make Europe’s agriculture more sustainable, 13 April 2021

L’usine nouvelle (FR): Les semenciers français affûtent leurs arguments sur les “nouveaux OGM”, 7 avril 2021

EC: Animal nutrition – modernisation of EU rules on feed additives, Public consultation, Feedback period: 25 March – 17 June 2021

EFSA: The 2019 European Union report on pesticide residues in food, EFSA Journal 2021;19(4):6491, 7 April 2021

The European Union Summary Report on Antimicrobial Resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2018/2019, EFSA Journal 2021;19(4):6490, 12 April 2021

Titanium dioxide: E171 no longer considered safe when used as a food additive, 6 May 2021

Eur Activ: EU U-turns on ‘unsafe’ common food additive linked with cancer risk, 6 May 2021

Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU): Case C‑499/18 P, Judgement of the Court, Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 – Articles 4 and 21 – Criteria for approval – Review of approval – Plant protection products, 6 May 2021

Eur Activ: EU Court backs Commission’s ban on controversial neonicotinoid pesticides, 6 May 2021

ReMIX: Intercropping Policy Briefs presented at the ReMIX Final Conference, 23 March 2021

PAN Europe: Pesticide Action Network Europe – Integrated Pest Management (IPM), 2021

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): UNEP Food Waste Index Report 2021, report, 4 March 2021

European Livestock Voice: Opinion Piece – What Greenpeace’s latest report won’t tell you about the EU Promotion Policy, 23 April 2021

Opinion Piece, 23 April 2021

Eur Activ: Nutri-Score food labelling plan is not panacea, EU official says, 2 April 2021

Pesticide with EU-banned substance still widely used in Bulgarian agriculture, 15 April 2021

EU gives green light to bloc’s first edible insect, 5 May 2021

OCL – Oilseeds and Fats, Crops and Lipids: Analysis of EU legume value chains from the H2020 Leg Value project: What insights for organic value chains?, OCL, Vol. 28, 2021

Overview of the French organic sector of oilseeds and protein crops, OCL, Vol. 28, 2021

Kantar: Newsletter, 19 April 2021

Newsletter, 10 May 2021

The Conversation (FR): Qualité nutritionnelle des aliments : NutriScore, où en est-on ? Conversation avec Mathilde Touvier, 14 avril 2021

World Economic Forum: The end of waste as we know it? 4 ways to turn waste into treasure, 10 May 2021

Eur Activ (FR): Le chemin difficile vers plus de bio en Europe, 14 avril 2021

Reporterre (FR): L’irruption de la grande distribution dans le bio menace son éthique, 15 mars 2021

La Libre Belgique (FR): Alimentation 4.0 : les protéines alternatives séduisent toujours plus de consommateurs… et d’investisseurs, 25 avril 2021

5. COVID–19 IMPACTS & ECONOMIC RECOVERY

EP – EPRS: Towards a more resilient Europe post-coronavirus: Options to enhance the EU’s resilience to structural risks, April 2021

EP – EXPO: Post Covid-19 value chains: options for reshoring production back to Europe in a globalised economy, Study, March 2021

Green Recovery Tracker: Tracking the contribution of national covid-19 recovery efforts towards a climate neutral EU,How green is the recovery in EU states?, April 2021

Sectoral analysis / by countries

Eur Activ: Spain’s green recovery plan among EU’s best, experts say, 6 May 2021

Oxford University: Are We Building Back Better? Evidence from 2020 and Pathways for Inclusive Green Recovery Spending, Report, 2021

World Economic Forum: These countries are leading the way on a post-pandemic green recovery, 29 April 2021

World Economic Forum: Global Competitiveness Report – Special Edition 2020: How Countries are Performing on the Road to Recovery, 16 December 2020

What’s the ‘bullwhip effect’ and how can we avoid crises like the global chip shortage?, 12 May 2021

OECD: Focus on green recovery, blog

FAO: The impact of disasters and crises on agriculture and food security: 2021, 6 April 2021

Agricultural Economics: Impacts of COVID‐19 on global poverty, food security, and diets: Insights from global model scenario analysis, 8 April 2021

MedRxiv: Excess mortality associated with the COVID 19 pandemic among Californian 18-65 years for age, by occupational sector and occupation: March through October 2020, 22 January 2021

The Hill (US): Line cooks, agriculture workers at highest risk of COVID-19 death: US study, 2 February 2021

Bruegel: Setting Europe’s economic recovery in motion: a first look at national plans, 29 April 2021

IFPRI: 2021 Global Food Policy Report: Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19, 13 April 2021

IATRC: European and Member State Policy Responses and Economic Impacts on Agri Food Markets due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, March 2021

Borderlex: WTO TRIPS waiver: EU puts vaccination production and exports first, 6 May 2021

Revised EU industrial strategy : fourteen sectors slated to reduce ‘strategic dependencies’, 3 May 2021

Kantar: Amazon brand strength surges in wake of COVID-19 pandemic, 19 April 2021

The world’s 2020 pandemic FMCG shopping habits, 19 April 2021

Nature Human Behaviour: A global database of COVID-19 vaccinations, 10 May 2021

Nature: How many COVID deaths are acceptable in a post-pandemic world?, 6 May 2021

In shock move, US backs waiving patents on COVID vaccines, 6 May 2021

Eur Activ: US surprises Europe, backs waiving COVID-19 vaccines patents, 6 May 2021

EU Observer: EU now ‘open’ to vaccine waiver, after Biden U-turn, 7 May 2021

Euro Natur Stiftung: Recovery Funds might be used to destroy nature?, 7 May 2021

Politico: EU picks vaccine sides for future pandemic fight, 14 April 2021

Reporterre (FR): La croissance verte sauvegarde le modèle industriel, pas la nature, 15 avril 2021

Origine du Covid-19 : la piste des visons chinois se renforce, 23 avril 2021

6. INTERNATIONAL / TRADE ISSUES

Council: Joint Statement – EU-India Leaders’ Meeting, 8 May 2021

EU-India Connectivity Partnership, 8 May 2021

Eurogroup for Animals: Briefing India – Animal Welfare in EU Trade Negotiations, March 2021

EC: 2020 European Industrial Strategy, Website

Communication ‘Updating the 2020 New Industrial Strategy : Building a stronger Single Market for Europe’s recovery’, 5 May 2021

Press releaseCommission proposes new Regulation to address distortions caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market, 5 May 2021

Eur Activ: EU unveils plan to cut dependency on China, others, 5 May 2021

Politico: EU launches proposal to tackle foreign subsidies, 5 May 2021

EC: Monitoring EU Agri-food trade: Developments January 2021, 6 May 2021

News – January 2021 sees decline in agri-food trade, 6 May 2021

EP: Opinion of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives, 19 April 2021

Saskia Bricmont MEP (FR): Commerce et biodiversité: mon rapport adopté, des pistes concrètes pour revoir la politique commerciale européenne, 14 avril 2021

FAO: FAO Food Price Index – The FAO Food Price Index continues to rise unabated, Release of 6 May 2021

FAO: Small family farmers produce a third of the world’s food, 23 April 2021

World Development: Which farms feed the world and has farmland become more concentrated?, Vol 142, June 2021

FAO: Food and Agriculture Sources

FAOSTAT – Food and Agriculture Data

Sustainable Development Goals

AMIS – Agricultural Market Information SystemMarket Monitor April 2021, 8 April 2021

FAO: Public expenditure on food and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa – Trends, challenges and priorities, May 2021

Farm Policy News (US): China Makes Its Fifth Largest Purchase of U.S. Corn, While Brazil Soybean Exports Hit Monthly Record on Chinese Buying,9 May 2021

Corn Prices Climb Nearly 50% in 2021, as U.S. Food Makers Contend with Labor and Ingredient Shortages, 11 May 2021

USDA: Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for China and Unknown Destinations, 7 May 2021

FarmdocDaily (US): An Overview of Meat Consumption in the United States, 13 May 2021

Global Networks Against Food Crises: 2021 Global Report on Food Crises, 5 May 2021

IFPRI: The Global Food Systems 5050 Initiative: Tracking and promoting progress on gender equality amid food systems transformation, IFPRI Blog, 3 May 2021

Borderlex: EU introduces foreign subsidy control regulation, 5 May 2021

Perspectives: Why India wants deals with Europe, 11 May 2021

Insight: EU-Australia FTA negotiations haunted by ‘ghost’ of Mercosur, 12 May 2021

Gov.UK: Action Plan for Animal Welfare, 12 May 2021

Swiss Info: China’s food security policy is shaking up commodity trading, 24 April 2021

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

Farm Policy News (US): Corn, Wheat and Soybean Prices Continue to Surge, China Buys U.S. Corn for Fourth-Quarter Shipment, 23 April 2021

Continuum Economics (US): Commodity Price Divergence, 13 April 2021

OECD: The Impact of the African Swine Fever outbreak in China on global agricultural markets, 10 May 2021

Eur Activ: (Agri-food) life after Brexit, Special report, 26 April 2021

EU agri-food trade plunges in first month after Brexit, 7 May 2021

ECIPE: EU – Mercosur project, May 2021

EU-Mercosur: (Why) Failing to Ratify is not Worth the Risk, May 2021

Europe econpol: 30 Years of Mercosur – Status Quo and Future Integration Steps, March 2021

AP: New Zealand bans live cow exports due to welfare concerns, 14 April 2021

EU Observer: The Porto EU-India summit – let’s not forget south Asia, 7 May 2021

Eco-Actu (FR):Taxe carbone/UE : comment la Turquie se prépare-t-elle?, Vidéo, 21 avril 2021

Fondation Nicolas Hulot (FR): Un règlement européen pour contrer les dérives de la mondialisation, Communiqué de Presse, 26 mars 2021

7. EVENTS

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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