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  • Author: fondapol
  • 28 décembre 2010
  • Agriculture

Achieving a new common agricultural policy

Discussions aimed at defining the post-2013 Common Agricultural Policy will be opening this November. The CAP – the leading, oldest and most integrated of existing Community agricultural policies – is a symbol of European construction. The issue of market regulation in a liberalised world is one of the topics on the agenda. Lire la suite

  • Author: Bernard Bachelier
  • 28 décembre 2010
  • Agriculture

Food security: a global challenge

The food crisis which struck the world in 2008 brought back the agricultural issue as one of the international community’s top priorities. It is obvious that new food shortages may occur. Hunger is not declining as had been hoped. Since spring 2008, all global conferences have been devoting one item on their agenda to food security and pledged new funding. However, those statements did not translate into action. Public opinion is finding it hard to understand what is going on and to distinguish between what is intended for media impact and what will initiate real action. Lire la suite