Archive for the ‘CAP REFORM’ Category

Prof Goulson forecasts disaster for food without pollinators

Prof Goulson   forecasts disaster for food without pollinators  . When I brought up in field flower strips as part of CAP greening ,at recent Defra consultation,  I was told too complicated for the RPA inspectors to understand !!     It would appear this tick box mind-set  might cause a national disaster   . The same consultation seeks views on pollinators  !!  Me thinks  Defra have made up their minds and are humouring us at best but ignoring us in reality .

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a7ffe730-47a0-11e3-9398-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2kjlYHZyf

 

EFRA committee examine CAP

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/news/efra-committee-announce-evidence-line-up-for-inquiry-into-implementation-of-cap-/

different academic view of Food Security if you change cropping Australian research

It has implications for much rural policy including CAP    Worth reading to get  one away  from the EU and particularly UK thinking constraints  Full report available

http://www.ecoinnovationlab.com/uploads/attachments/article/420/Food Supply Scenarios – Summary.pdf

The EFRA Select Committee publish their recommendations to UK Government on CAP reform

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmselect/cmenvfru/671/67102.htm

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmselect/cmenvfru/671/67103.htm

European Commission Brief on the thoughts contributing to Rural Development Policy which relate particularly to CAP Pillar 2

http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/publi/app-briefs/04_en.pdf