The challenges facing the CAP

Archives for Agriculture

De un tiempo a esta parte, ha surgido una revolución en el sector agrícola. Una revolución que viene del cielo, y no lleva capa. Los drones han llegado a la agricultura, y lo han hecho para quedarse. El sector del dron, o UAV (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle), es un sector en alza en todo el mundo.… » read more

Posted by capontheground

Tecnología por todas partes Según las teorías de Karl Marx, las crisis son cíclicas repitiéndose las fases de expansión, auge y contracción de forma sucesiva a lo largo de un periodo de tiempo (de unos meses hasta 50 años). La agricultura ni iba a ser menos, y tras la revolución verde (1960-1980), ha llegado el… » read more

Posted by capontheground

La agricultura siempre ha sido considerada como una actividad poco tecnológica y tecnificada (aunque dicha percepción está cambiando), donde los agricultores con sus propias manos trabajan un terreno duro, cuidándolo y mimándolo. Agricultores que gracias a su trabajo consiguen producir alimentos de calidad de a partir de manejar a la perfección las herramientas a su… » read more

Posted by capontheground

  The looming threat of ‘Brexit’ – Britain leaving the European Union – was the unavoidable theme of EurActiv’s first roundtable event on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to be held in the UK. A packed-out gathering of EU-interested stakeholders in Westminster on 5 November joined five expert speakers in discussing: ‘CAP in the UK:… » read more

Posted by capontheground

Although the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is often cited as a major disadvantage for Britain in the EU, there has been no serious attempt to explain what an alternative, independent British agricultural policy would look like if the UK left the EU following a referendum. We need to explore two scenarios: a) Brexit that keeps… » read more

Posted by capontheground

Smart machines and data-driven farm management systems come with the huge promise of making agriculture more productive and sustainable while helping farmers to save time and money. But the European Commission needs to step up its efforts to turn this smart farming opportunity into a success for farmers at all scales, writes Ulrich Adam Ulrich… » read more

Posted by capontheground

Industrial agriculture has a massive problem. Never before has so much food been produced. Yet despite this, there are more than 800 million people who are malnourished and the basic resources for our food like soil, water and biodiversity are increasingly lost. Monocultures and factory farming adorn our countryside, needing permanent intensive care with all… » read more

Posted by capontheground