LEAF Marque Delivering Added Value to Members

The results of independent research into the added value of LEAF Marque certification were released today. The study, commissioned by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and carried out by CCRI (The Countryside and Community Research Institute), reveals that LEAF Marque certification can offer significant financial, environmental and social benefits for farm businesses both in the UK and overseas. Read more …

The effect and impact of LEAF Marque in the delivery of more sustainable farming

“We are delighted to see that all participants in the study found value in being LEAF Marque certified. They reported that it had reached beyond their initial motivations for joining the system and helped them to develop their enterprises in ways they may not have considered previously. While it should be noted that in many cases the essential benefits arising from LEAF Marque certification were individualised, there were also many benefits shared by all participants in the study.” Caroline Drummond, LEAF
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European Parliament stresses CE-marking means quality

Brussels, 13 July 2017

Jacob Hansen (Director General of Fertilizers Europe) stated after the vote in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament on 13 July 2017 the following: “I congratulate the Rapporteur Mrs. Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz (EPP, Hungary) for the strong backing of the Internal Market Committee (30 votes in favor, 3 against and 4 abstentions) on her report for a new Regulation for CE-marked fertilizing products. This report introduces major improvements … Read more

Roadmap for Sustainable EU Livestock

Introduction

Making food production more sustainable is one of the greatest challenges of our times. In the face of global population growth, increased demand for animal protein, and climate action commitments, we need to ask ourselves how the EU livestock sector can become more sustainable? How can more be produced with less? In the light of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, the need to find ways for a sustainable livestock approach in today’s EU agricultural sector has proven to be more timely and relevant than ever.

In order to tackle this urgent question EU40 organised a trilogy of debates in 2016 entitled “Sustainable EU Livestock: Actions towards an Innovative, Climate-Smart and Competitive Future”. The debates (Environmental Sustainability of Livestock Production, Economic and Social Pillars of Sustainable Livestock Production, and Sustainable EU Livestock: The Way Forward) were hosted by Read more:

IFAH Europe Perspectives – Newsletter issue 42 – April-July 2017

In this issue:
One Health: more than a buzzword? – Register now for IFAH Europe conference
Animal health sector: our vital role in Brexit negotiations
More action on AMR
The latest from DISCONTOOLS
Promoting science to support innovation in the food chain
Join our celebration! – 30 years representing animal health in Brussels
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Reaction of Fertilizers Europe after the votes on the Fertilizer Regulation in the Agriculture and Environment Committees of the European parliament

Brussels, 30 May 2017

One step forward, two steps back

The Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament, under the lead of its Rapporteur Mr. Jan Huitema (ALDE, the Netherlands), today acknowledged the need for the New Fertilizer Regulation to maintain Fertilizers as quality products. Fertilizers Europe very much welcomes the modifications adopted by a vast majority of the Agriculture Committee, like for instance the introduction of a clear definition for mineral fertilizers or the creation of requirements ensuring effective functioning and quality … Read more

Climate Change – From an Integrated Farm Management perspective

24 May, 2017

EISA Policy Officer Martijn Buijsse gave a keynote speech at the Macsur conference on “Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security” in Berlin today and highlighted the role that agricultural policy can play to contribute to the Paris Agreement and to UN Sustainable Development Goals through encouraging the uptake of Integrated Farm Management. Access full presentation here:

Valuable Resource for Modernising and Simplifying the CAP: EISA Farmers’ Network

May 3rd, 2017
During the last meeting of the Civial Dialogue Group (CDG) on CAP, EISA Policy Officer Martijn Buijsse renewed EISA’s offer to provide deep insights into sustainable agriculture in practice via the EISA Farmers’ Network. “I want to invite you to come to these farmers via the network that we have in place. This network covers 7 EU countries. We can help you to visit farmers and facilitate the debate on policies which aim at reducing CO2 emissions and monitoring the results.” Read full statement here: