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The UK and the EU are now trading under the terms of the Brexit trade deal agreed in late December. The lack of widespread friction to date is an encouraging early sign.
Sprouting onion, farming, growing
Direction of travel signaled by the bloc over the past few years is creating a fundraising environment beneficial to start-ups and is now backed by a sustainability conscious subsidy package.
Corn on the cob with EU flag
Plans to reduce use of harmful pesticide and fertilizer products, converting 25% of farmland to organic and incentivizing carbon sequestration is what the industry needs.
Agriculture and bioeconomy loan program intended to part-fund corporate projects worth €15m to €200m could provide working capital loans.
EIB will use its lending partnership in Kenya as a model as it extends its support to Zambian smallholders
European Investment Bank will use a previous lending partnership in Kenya as a model as it extends its support to Zambia’s smallholders.
Brussels will inject €45m as well as attract private and impact investors.
MEPs demand clarity on the move, which has also been criticized by industry and investors, as UK secretary of state Michael Gove identifies gene editing as key for future farming.
In the second of a series, we ask a French union exec how he views the recent arrival of Chinese capital in his homeland.
‘Second-generation’ bioethanol has emerged stronger after the EU capped fuels produced from food crops and banned those made from palm oil. Market reactions were mixed.
Environmentalists have welcomed plans to make farmers' support contingent on green actions, but lost revenue may have unintended consequences.
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