Reflection Paper on the Role of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research

Since its re-launch in 2004, the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research has provided the European Commission, Member States and Associated Countries with independent policy advice on better cooperation and alignment of research activities in agriculture. Over ten years into this work, both SCAR and the world it serves have changed and continue to do so. Some of these changes are more notable than others. FP7 has been succeeded by Horizon 2020 along with its different focus ; and the policy domain SCAR serves has expanded from “agriculture” into “bioeconomy” including, amongst others, areas such as forestry, fisheries, food safety and quality. Leer artículo completo Reflection Paper on the Role of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research

Sustainable agriculture for the future we want

How on earth are we going to feed 2 billion more people by 2050 as climate change depletes the land and water available? We will have to produce more food with fewer resources. The question is how. The European Union is developing its Common Agricultural Policy in ways that we believe are good for Europe, and good for the world: towards more sustainability in agriculture. Dacian Cioloş, EU-Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, and Andris Piebalgs, EU-Commissioner for Development, are closely working together to find solutions . This paper sets out what we are doing to promote sustainable agriculture and why, in both the EU and in developing countries. It is also a call to action. Leer artículo completo Sustainable agriculture for…