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The EU sugar sector

16-03-2020

The sugar sector in the European Union provides a source of income for many farmers and sugar manufacturers. The EU is the world's top producer of sugar beet and one of the main sugar manufacturers' and consumer markets. The EU sugar market had been one of the most heavily regulated markets in the agri-food sector for 50 years, until the quota regime ended on 30 September 2017, thereby introducing a new scenario for this segment of the economy. The sector faces challenges on a number of fronts. The ...

The sugar sector in the European Union provides a source of income for many farmers and sugar manufacturers. The EU is the world's top producer of sugar beet and one of the main sugar manufacturers' and consumer markets. The EU sugar market had been one of the most heavily regulated markets in the agri-food sector for 50 years, until the quota regime ended on 30 September 2017, thereby introducing a new scenario for this segment of the economy. The sector faces challenges on a number of fronts. The changed policy environment which resulted from quota elimination, as well as trading conditions due to higher production levels, and the ongoing debate on the agreement with Mercosur have all contributed to a period of uncertainty for commodity prices. Maintaining a viable sugar sector is inextricably linked with the development of agriculture and rural areas. This means the parallel development of economic, social and environmental policy objectives. At an economic level, the fate of sugar farming will help to ensure farmers’ incomes as well as those in the wider processing sector. From a social perspective, keeping jobs in agriculture, manufacturing and services sectors will benefit rural communities. Sugar beet cultivation also allows farmers to diversify their income sources while improving soil quality and encouraging environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Future policy for the sector should focus on risk mitigation. It will also be mindful of the stabilisation of farm incomes; instruments to limit farm income volatility; linking sugar beet production with environmental and climate change objectives, and encouraging the development of a long-term risk management system. This briefing updates and expands an earlier publication, published in April 2018 (PE 620.224).

The EU cereals sector: Main features, challenges and prospects

05-09-2019

Food and agriculture systems are central to the well-being of humanity. When considering food security, these systems are needed not just to provide safe, healthy food but also livelihoods and incomes to a large number of farmers. These same systems are integral to rural and economic development. Core to the food security objective is the production of cereals across the globe to meet the increasing demands for food, animal feed and biofuels. In the EU, the cereals sector accounted for approximately ...

Food and agriculture systems are central to the well-being of humanity. When considering food security, these systems are needed not just to provide safe, healthy food but also livelihoods and incomes to a large number of farmers. These same systems are integral to rural and economic development. Core to the food security objective is the production of cereals across the globe to meet the increasing demands for food, animal feed and biofuels. In the EU, the cereals sector accounted for approximately 11 % of the total output value of agricultural production in 2016, third in line after the vegetable/horticultural and the dairy sectors. It is an important sector for many Member States, particularly the northern ones, where it is well developed. All Member States produce some combination of cereal crops. The EU cereals sector is facing challenges not only structurally but also financially and climatically. Developments in the policy framework as evidenced by the new common agricultural policy (CAP) proposals as well as advances in scientific and technological spheres, such as plant breeding and digitalisation, point the way to a more efficient sector. Yet, the sectoral challenges are many. The process of CAP reform for the post-2020 period promising a new delivery model and strategic plans is a departure from the known. World agricultural markets face new uncertainties that, on the supply side, include regulatory responses to new plant breeding techniques and responses to the increasing likelihood of extreme climatic events. The cereals sector is one operating in a farming environment trying to combat the loss of plant protection products previously relied upon, and in a world coming to terms with how to make the Paris Agreement a reality. These challenges will all influence the profitability and survivability of the sector.

Planification stratégique de la politique agricole commune: Perspectives de mise en œuvre

04-09-2019

Pour la première fois dans l’histoire de la politique agricole commune (PAC), il est proposé que les interventions disponibles au titre du premier pilier de la PAC (revenu agricole et soutien du marché) et du second pilier (développement rural) soient regroupées dans un plan stratégique unique pour toutes les dépenses de la PAC. Le présent document vise à mieux comprendre la proposition de la Commission européenne concernant le nouveau modèle de mise en œuvre de la PAC après 2020. En vertu de cette ...

Pour la première fois dans l’histoire de la politique agricole commune (PAC), il est proposé que les interventions disponibles au titre du premier pilier de la PAC (revenu agricole et soutien du marché) et du second pilier (développement rural) soient regroupées dans un plan stratégique unique pour toutes les dépenses de la PAC. Le présent document vise à mieux comprendre la proposition de la Commission européenne concernant le nouveau modèle de mise en œuvre de la PAC après 2020. En vertu de cette proposition, les États membres se verraient accorder une plus grande souplesse pour décider de la meilleure manière d’atteindre les objectifs généraux et spécifiques de la PAC. Ils assumeraient la responsabilité d’élaborer un plan stratégique relevant de la PAC, dans lequel ils fixeraient des valeurs cibles à atteindre au cours de la période de programmation concernée. Bien que le nouveau modèle de mise en œuvre permettrait aux États membres d’adapter les instruments et les mesures de la PAC à leurs besoins spécifiques, cette approche fait peser une lourde charge sur les capacités de planification stratégique des administrations des États membres. Le présent document examine un certain nombre de questions opérationnelles en vue d’éclairer le processus législatif en cours.

Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain

06-05-2019

The food supply chain ensures that food and drink products are delivered to the public. It affects all consumers in the EU. The final price paid by the consumer is impacted by the number of participants in the food supply chain. While the single market has brought benefits to operators in the supply chain through more market opportunities and a larger customer base, it has also brought challenges. Structural changes have occurred, leading to different levels of bargaining power and imbalances between ...

The food supply chain ensures that food and drink products are delivered to the public. It affects all consumers in the EU. The final price paid by the consumer is impacted by the number of participants in the food supply chain. While the single market has brought benefits to operators in the supply chain through more market opportunities and a larger customer base, it has also brought challenges. Structural changes have occurred, leading to different levels of bargaining power and imbalances between actors in the chain. The abuse of such differences may lead to unfair trading practices. To strengthen the position of smaller operators (farmers) in the food supply chain, in April 2018 the European Commission proposed a new directive on unfair trading practices. Trilogue discussions began in October 2018 after a successful vote in plenary. The final agreed text was adopted by both Parliament and Council at first reading, and signed on 17 April. Member States must now incorporate its provisions into national law, and apply them by 1 November 2021.

Pratiques commerciales déloyales au sein de la chaîne d’approvisionnement alimentaire

06-03-2019

La Commission européenne a adopté une proposition de directive sur les pratiques commerciales déloyales, afin de renforcer la position des petits opérateurs (agriculteurs) dans la chaîne d’approvisionnement alimentaire. Le Parlement et le Conseil ont négocié et trouvé un accord sur cette proposition, qui devrait être votée en première lecture par le Parlement lors de la session plénière de mars I.

La Commission européenne a adopté une proposition de directive sur les pratiques commerciales déloyales, afin de renforcer la position des petits opérateurs (agriculteurs) dans la chaîne d’approvisionnement alimentaire. Le Parlement et le Conseil ont négocié et trouvé un accord sur cette proposition, qui devrait être votée en première lecture par le Parlement lors de la session plénière de mars I.

CAP strategic plans

04-12-2018

The Commission's legislative proposals on the future of the common agricultural policy (CAP) were published on 1 June 2018. They comprise three proposals: a regulation setting out rules on support for CAP strategic plans; a regulation on the single common market organisation (CMO) and a horizontal regulation on financing, managing and monitoring the CAP. The proposal for a regulation on CAP strategic plans introduces a new delivery model, described by the Commission as a fundamental shift in the ...

The Commission's legislative proposals on the future of the common agricultural policy (CAP) were published on 1 June 2018. They comprise three proposals: a regulation setting out rules on support for CAP strategic plans; a regulation on the single common market organisation (CMO) and a horizontal regulation on financing, managing and monitoring the CAP. The proposal for a regulation on CAP strategic plans introduces a new delivery model, described by the Commission as a fundamental shift in the CAP, involving a shift from compliance towards results and performance. It includes a new distribution of responsibilities between the EU and Member States. A new planning process is proposed which will cover both Pillar I (direct payments) and Pillar II (rural development) of the CAP. First edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

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