Rising numbers of families cannot afford to spend enough on food NEW
New evidence showing the growing number of people in high-income countries including the EU experiencing difficulties acquiring sufficient food.
Global area under biotech crops continues to grow while EU policy struggles NEW
While much of the rest of the world embraces the GM technologies with their economic, health and environmental benefits, Europe continues to flounder.
Agriculture in the Commission’s climate policy to 2030 NEW
Commission hints at new treatment of agriculture and LULUCF in future climate policy...
The timeline for rural development programming NEW
One of the innovations in rural development programming for the next multi-annual period is that there is meant to be much greater integration between EAFRD spending and spending through the other structural and investment funds. Trying to achieve th...
Changing patterns of global agrifood trade - by Alan Matthews NEW
Developing countries are now the dynamic motor behind the growth in global agrifood trade.
EU agriculture: impacts of climate change - by Alan Matthews NEW
New study of the impact of climate change on European agriculture shows how full adaptation can mitigate the negative effects and exploit the possible opportunities.
Does national spending on agriculture follow a different path to the CAP? - by Alan Matthews NEW
The relative stability in CAP spending in the 2014-2020 MFF compared to the 2007-2013 MFF suggests that different political economy factors play out in negotiating the EU budget for agriculture than at the national level.
Family farming and the role of policy in the EU - by Alan Matthews NEW
Much lip-service is paid to safeguarding the future of the family farm in Europe, but what exactly is a family farm and why does it need help?
The G-33 public stock-holding proposal for Bali - by Alan Matthews NEW
The intellectual case for the G-33 public stock-holding proposal for the Bali mini-package is weak and the proposal itself has the potential to lead to damaging trade distortions, not least for other developing countries.
CAP budget share rises as budget deadlock finally resolved - by Alan Matthews NEW
The EU budget will transfer an even larger share of its total resources to EU farmers next year than it does currently as a result of the 2014 budget deal reached this week.