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Animal health and sustainability findings from European group


A consortium of 22 academic and animal health industry partners in Europe gathered yesterday to share novel findings that promote innovation and digital technologies intended to help producers improve the health and wellness of pig and poultry herds and enhance production efficiency.

Bord Bia opens new Warsaw office to drive Central European exports

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has officially opened Bord Bia's new office in Warsaw, Poland, from which it aims to drive exports of Irish food and drink to 11 Central European markets. According to Bord Bia, the value of trade to Poland has almost trebled in the past five years.

Call for proposals for innovation funding


The second of two Open Calls under the European Innovation Partnerships Initiative (EIP) has been launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Downsizing the CAP cake


The bigger a cake is, the easier it is to divide it to everyone’s satisfaction. The size of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget, then, has become the critical issue as far as Irish farmers are concerned, writes Matt O’Keeffe.

Farmers urged to 'bee' friendly


The European Parliament will be buzzing today and tomorrow, June 13/14 when the importance of bees to agriculture will be highlighted in a two-day conference ‘Bees Caring For Europeans – Europeans Caring for Bees’.

Harkin briefs key Brexit negotiator


Former Belgian Prime Minister and lead negotiator for the European Parliament on Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt, met with Independent MEP Marian Harkin to discuss matters relating to the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland in the context of a British withdrawal from the EU.

IFA writes to EC president on CAP budget


Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) president Joe Healy has written to the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, to make the case for continued strong EU funding of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2020. 

Investment needed in EU agriculture and agri-food sectors to boost growth and jobs

Copa-Cogeca says investment is needed in EU agriculture and agri-food sectors to boost growth and jobs  


Speaking at a conference in Dublin yesterday, Pekka Pesonen, secretary-general of Copa-Cogeca (the Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations and the General Committee for Agricultural Cooperation in the European Union) outlined the huge importance of the EU agri-food sector for EU rural areas, growth, jobs and food security at a high-level. He also said investment needs to be stepped up to enable the sector to meet its potential.

MEP predicts significant CAP changes post-2020


Budgetary pressures in the EU, strong lobbying by environmental organisations, a looming Brexit and frustration among farmers with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) form the backdrop to further and potentially significant changes to the CAP post-2020, according to European Parliament vice-president, Mairead McGuinness.

Minister Creed highlights importance of CAP


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has emphasised the importance of a strong and well financed Common Agricultural policy (CAP) for European agriculture, and for employment creation and economic development, particularly in rural areas.