International Agricultural Policy

International Agricultural Policy

With less resource consumption and less environmental damage, more and more people around the world need to be fed - how can future agriculture create the squaring of the circle?

EU /WORLD TRADE - A Global Price Tag for Europe's Agrifood sector


Europe’s agriculture is part of many international value chains. It influences global commodity markets and thus the prices, products, income and diets in developing countries. Disagreement exists as to whether the area payments have a negative effect on developing countries.

EU/ORGANIC FARMING - Working with Nature


Rising demand for organic products in Europe is a market opportunity for producers and the food industry. But farmers need help to switch from conventional to organic, and to stay organic in face of market pressures inducing them to switch back. The Common Agricultural Policy offers some support – but not enough. 

EU/BIODIVERSITY - Intensification vs Conservation


People often say that there are fewer birds and insects now than there used to be. That is true, and intensive agriculture is largely to blame. Despite some lip service paid to the necessity of nature conservation, the overwhelming weight of European agricultural policy is to promote yet more intensification. 

Agriculture Atlas - Facts and figures on EU farming policy


The European edition of this atlas combines elements from various already published national editions, giving both an overview of Europe as a whole as well as insights into the agricultural structures in various EU member states. This atlas aims to strengthen civil society and social movements throughout the continent, thereby advancing the ecological and social transformation in our agricultural and food systems.

Forcing The Farm


This report is being issued as  an alert to governments, civil society organisations and grassroots movements. It points to how gene drives, while promoted as a tool for medicine and conservation, will find their real use in food and farming by agribusiness.

Fact sheet: Big meat and dairy's supersized climate footprint


The top 20 meat and dairy corporations emit more greenhouse gases (GHGs) than Germany. Business as usual growth of meat and diary production makes the Paris Agreement impossible and climate catastrophe inevitable. Our Fact Sheet shows the data and possible solutions.

Immigrant Shepherds in Southern Europe

In many southern montane regions of the EU, the growing presence of immigrants has come to counterbalance the decline and ageing of the local rural populations and agricultural workforce. The paper examines problems as well as potentials of this development.