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Article de blog
Training trees

Many people are familiar with pruning trees, but on a recent course organised by the association of ecological gardeners (VELT) in Bocholt, Limburg, Belgium, I learned another important trick to shape trees and harvest more fruit. By training trees, you make branches grow in the direction you want. That sounds...
2020 - AGROinsight

Article de blog
Eating bricks

In Belgium we have an expression: “all Belgians are born with a brick in their stomach”, meaning that all citizens aspire to build their own house someday. But when bricks are literally eaten, something has gone seriously wrong.  
2020 - Agroinsight

Article de blog
The village hunter

Regulations to curb the indiscriminate and dangerous use of pesticides on seed and in fields must go hand in hand with other measures, such as promoting hedgerows that fulfil important ecological functions for birds and pollinators. Also, environmentally-friendly alternatives could be further investigated and promoted. Green, innovative technologies, such as...
2020 - AgroInsight

#17Reasons2Coop - Agri-cooperatives contribution to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The campaign #17Reasons2Coop aims at promoting agri-food and forest cooperatives as a critical tool to design tomorrow’s agriculture. Since the beginning of their existence and at each stage of their growth, by responding to farmers’ needs, agri-cooperatives have been pursuing the objective of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Sustainability is...
2019 - COPA COGECA - EU farmers and agri-cooperatives

Article de blog
Hemp: high time for the EU to weed out prejudice

A LinkedIn Op-ed on the potential of the hemp sector and its benefits for enviornment and bioeconomy.
2019 - Copa Cogeca

Bulletin d'information
Farm-Success project newsletter – 4th edition

Welcome to the final newsletter from the Farm-Success project!Since you last heard from us we have been carrying out the final adjustments, tests, and translations to our online training platform. We have also held several multiplier events across Europe in which young farmers and other stakeholders have discussed the importance of succession processes...
Belgium - Czechia - Italy - Slovenia - Spain

Food is Life...Life is people. The #FutureofCAP and the #EUbudget

Italian MEP Paolo De Castro and Copa-Cogeca Secretary General Pekka Pesonen sit down for an important exchange of views on the future of the Common Agriculture Policy and the EU budget.

Innovation Award for Women Farmers 2018

COPA launched the fifth edition of the Innovation Award for Women Farmers entitled “Innovative solutions for farming sustainability”. With this initiative Copa wishes to highlight the innovative activities and projects carried out by women involved in farming and/or forestry throughout the EU. The projects presented by these women demonstrate their ability...

Note/document d'orientation
CAP Key Messages

Food is Life...Life is People
A set of key messages on the EU's Common Agriculture Policy and its benefits for farmers and agri-cooperatives.

AgriResearch Conference - Innovating for the future of farming and rural communities

The EU AgriResearch Conference is dedicated to scientists, farmers, rural communities, industry, advisors, policy-makers, citizens and NGO representatives who wish to learn about EU agriculture and rural R&I activities and achievements and to have their say on how to shape the future of agriculture R&I after 2020. The conference will...
2018 - European Commission

Copa and Cogeca agree position on future of food and farming

Future of CAP
Press Release following Copa and Cogeca's meeting during which our members have agreed on the common position on the future of food and farming

Reflections of the working party on fruit and vegetables on the future of the community aid scheme for fruit and vegetable producer organisations

Fruit and vegetables
Reflections from Copa and Cogeca Working Party on Fruit and Vegetables on the future of the community aid scheme for the producer organizations in the sector  

Concerns rise over electric pulse fishing

A meeting in Nieuwpoort, Belgium on September 1st, organized by Belgian inshore fisherman Jan De Jonghe and attended by a variety of commercial fishermen from the UK, Belgium and Holland as well as staff from the Low Impact Fishers of Europe Platform [LIFE] and researchers from the Marine Institute, highlighted the...
Belgium - Netherlands - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2017 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Fiche d'information
Agri ReCAP 2017 - The yearly review of Copa Cogeca Secretariat work

The yearly review of Copa Cogeca Secretariat work for 2017. You can scroll through the document and check the various topics that interest you. For all the main position papers, events etc we have included links to various documents and websites.  

Innovative Agriculture: Challenges and solutions for Sustainable and competitive food production

Low growth, volatile energy prices, environmental concerns, rising expectations from consumers – these are some of the complex challenges the crop production industry is facing today, along with diminishing production profit margins for farmers. To grow the food Europe and the world needs, crop production systems need innovative solutions to...
2016 - Innovative Agriculture

Europe’s Opportunity in Digital Agriculture

Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunications, Software and Systems Group (TSSG) with their SFI CONNECT partners are holding a workshop with major leaders in policy, industry and academia to explore and discuss “Europe’s Opportunity in Digital Agriculture”. Speaking on the day will be EU Agricultural & Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan...
2016 - Telecommunications Software and Systems Group

Article de revue
Locally rooted: Ideas and initiatives from the field

Two (or more) heads are better than one, goes the old saying, and the same is true in agroecology. As we see here, when people from diverse backgrounds come together, their different perspectives and experiences are fertile ground for creativity and innovation to blossom.
  Farmers in Koutiala, a district in Southern Mali grow cereals to feed their families and keep cows for milk and as a form of savings. There, all the arable land is currently under cultivation. During the four months of the rainy season, farmers prioritise the cultivation of cereals over fodder...
Belgium - France - Indonesia - Mali
2016 - ILEIA - centre for learning on sustainable agriculture

“Changing our Mindsets - Seizing opportunities in the Green Economy”

A one-day ENRD seminar to look at the practical opportunities for promoting the Green Economy through the Rural Development Programmes. The event is designed for all those involved in the implementation of the Rural Development Programmes from EU, national, regional and local levels. The aim is to share experiences, provide...
2016 - ENRD

“Forging the Links - connecting RDP support to the Food & Drink Supply Chain”

The Seminar is part of the ENRD work on ‘Smart and Competitive Rural Areas’ where the main objective is to ‘To maximise the impact that RDPs have on supporting farms and rural firms in accessing emerging markets’. The main focus for the activity has been on cooperation and investments which increase...
2016 - European Network for Rural Development

New entrants into farming

A collection of short examples of initiatives/projects related to new entrants into farming (mostly small scale)
Belgium - Bulgaria - Czechia - European Union - Finland - France - Germany - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Netherlands - Slovakia - Spain - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2016 - EIP-AgRI Agriculture & Innovation
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