Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Oct. 6, 2022

Excitement, Anticipation in Slovenia as Harvest Gets Underway

Despite high spring heat and drought, producers are anticipating high quantities of olives along with the excellent quality of the resulting oil.

Jul. 13, 2022

Agricultural Incomes Rise in Andalusia, Boosted by Resurgent Olive Oil Sector

Andalusian agricultural income exceeded €10 billion for the first time, spurred on by a 77-percent increase in the value of its olive oil production.

Jun. 17, 2022

Brussels Wants at Least €53B for European Agriculture in 2023

The funding will be used to mitigate the impacts of the global food security crisis, invest in sustainable agriculture and prevent environmental degradation.

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Jun. 2, 2022

Andalusia Demands More Funds for Olive Oil and Table Olive Producers in New Policy

According to some estimates, the Andalusia olive sector would lose €60 million per year under Spain’s national strategic plan for the CAP.

May. 6, 2022

Farmers' Group in Spain Criticizes Plan to Support Traditional Olive Growers

Asaja said the amount of money proposed for the country’s 1.9 million hectares of traditional groves was “insufficient” and misdirected.

Mar. 2, 2022

Spain and Portugal Request European Aid to Fight Ongoing Drought

The European agriculture commissioner responded that both countries must use national strategic plans to address climatic issues.

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Jul. 29, 2021

Only One Percent of Olive Growers Expected to Lose Funding Under Spain’s New CAP

The new Common Agricultural Policy will benefit traditional growers, organic growers, young farmers and women at the expense of the largest producers.

Jul. 20, 2021

New E.U. Ag Policy Could Benefit Greek Olive Growers If Requirements Are Met

Funding for Greek farmers is expected to exceed €20 billion under the new subsidy program. However, some worry that small olive growers will miss out.

Jul. 19, 2021

Croatian Producers Question Minister Over Common Agricultural Policy

The Minister of Agriculture told award-winning producers about the country’s national strategic plan for the agricultural sector and listened to their concerns.

Jul. 8, 2021

€100B in E.U. Spending Fails to Reduce Emissions in Ag Sector, Audit Finds

The previous Common Agricultural Policy did not provide adequate incentives for farmers to reduce emissions, the auditors said.

Jul. 7, 2021

New CAP Provides Plenty of Opportunities for Italian Olive Growers

Renewed attention on workers’ rights, support for small farmers and young farmers and easier access to compensation will help Italian olive growers.

Jun. 29, 2021

Planas: Traditional Olive Growers Will Be Protected in New Common Agricultural Policy

In an address to the Spanish Senate, the minister of agriculture celebrated the strong year for the olive oil sector and struck an optimistic tone for the future.

Jun. 29, 2021

E.U. Set to Approve Future Common Agricultural Policy

The new CAP will provide increased flexibility to member states, increase funding for small farmers and apply more stringent environmental requirements to aid payments.

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Nov. 11, 2013

EU Olive Oil Sector Eager for Details of New School Promotion Plan

A plan to promote olive oil and table olives in schools is among matters likely to be discussed at the European Commission’s Advisory Group on Olives and Derived Products.

Oct. 28, 2013

Harvesting Under the Moon

An overnight harvesting in Italy was the occasion for a technical congress about the effect of harvest-time temperatures on olive oil.

Sep. 2, 2013

In Italy, Tax Reduction Will Help Olive Growers

Unaprol Chairman Massimo Gargano takes stock of the situation as Italy reduces the burden for agricultural properties.

Jul. 24, 2013

Olive Oil and Trade Talks

Whether any common ground will emerge in the two wings of U.S. trade policy is anyone’s guess, but it seems unlikely.

May. 21, 2013

Decision Against Greece Upheld for CAP Violations

Greece will need to get by with $320 million less subsidies, after to a court found it failed to comply with CAP rules.

Mar. 18, 2013

European Parliament Provides Some Comfort for Spanish Olive Oil

A hatchet still hovers over subsidies paid to farmers, but the Parliament gave them some hope of easing the imminent blow.

Mar. 8, 2013

Olive Oil Sector Eyes European Vote Next Week

Europe’s olive oil sector will come a step closer to knowing its fate when the full European Parliament votes in Strasbourg next week.

Dec. 27, 2012

EU Olive Farmers' Wishlist for Change

Olive oil producers are firming up their positions on the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and an action plan for the olive oil sector.

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