International Agricultural Policy

Agriculture Atlas - Facts and figures on EU farming policy

Published: 14 May 2019
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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.

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Forcing The Farm

Published: 16 October 2018

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.

Vaca Muerta Megaproject: A fracking carbon bomb in Patagonia

Published: 6 February 2018

Argentina’s shale gas and shale oil resources are estimated in second and fourth place globally. Almost all of this potential is concentrated in the Neuquén basin in Northern Patagonia. This paper deals with the great risks to global climate and the impacts on the environment, health and society in the affected communities.

Cover Factsheet: Die XXL-Klimabilanz der Fleisch- und Milchgiganten (PDF-Download)

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

Published: 3 November 2017

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.

Temporary Migrant Workers in Greek Agriculture

Published: 30 June 2017

In the current context of continued economic recession, the secondary labour market for temporary migrant workers in Greece has become increasingly precarious. This is exemplified by the strawberry production in Manolada.

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Immigrant Shepherds in Southern Europe

Published: 30 June 2017

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.

 

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Migrant Crop Pickers in Italy and Spain

Published: 30 June 2017

Crop-picking in both Italy and Spain, increasingly depends on migrant workers. The paper analyzes the most important aspects of recruitment strategies, living conditions and institutional regulations in both countries.

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Outsmarting Nature? Synthetic Biology and Climate Smart Agriculture

Published: 30 November 2015

Many of the world's largest agro-industrial corporations are pushing forward the poorly-defined idea of "Climate-Smart Agriculture"(CSA) to re-market industrial agriculture as 'climate-ready'. This report uncovers how some advocates of CSA are embracing the extreme genetic engineering tools of synthetic biology ("Syn Bio") to develop a set of false solutions to the climate crisis.

Soil Atlas: Facts and figures about earth, land and fields

Published: 8 January 2015

Through misuse, we lose 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil every year. For the International Year of Soils in 2015, this Atlas shows, why the soil should concern us all. Jointly published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies.

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