Why does EU Rural Development matter?

Why does rural development matter? Rural development, the ‘second pillar’ of Eu’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), can be defined as an overall increase in the welfare of the rural areas’ residents and, more generally, in the contribution given by the rural resources to the whole population. As the definition explains, the development of those areas…

New Challenges in the AGROFOOD Sector (Barcelona, Spain)

On 28-30th June 2017, the First Green Growth Community Transnational Event – “New Challenges in the Agrofood sector” took place in Girona (Spain), close to Barcelona. This event aimed to gather the whole Green Growth community and relevant stakeholders of the Mediterranean area and other European regions to jointly discuss about the new challenges that the agrofood sector is facing…

The UK’s food and farming industry: a turning point between threats and opportunities

One year after Brexit, many are the issues discussed, such as EU citizens’ rights, freedom of movement, but we have barely heard about the effects on the British food system. It has remained out of radar, but it should be considered alongside the other topics, because its under-consideration could lead to significant negative consequences. Relevant…