Background

News for Agriculture

3 May 2018

European hunters are aware that the CAP is a crucial support mechanism for agriculture and rural areas in Europe. However, hunters and national hunting associations are also aware of the significant impact of agriculture driven by the CAP on the environment, biodiversity and the status of many huntable species in Europe.

20 Mar 2018

FACE welcomes the European Court of Auditors call for future spending under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to be based on ambitious and relevant performance targets including biodiversity. 

20 Feb 2018

European hunters know very well that agriculture has a significant impact on farmland biodiversity, including many small game species, and many of them are farmers themselves.

19 Dec 2017

I. Overview

FACE is asking for a new ‘biodiversity’ instrument to improve the Greening component of the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). In short, this biodiversity instrument would:

4 Dec 2017

Worryingly for FACE, the European Commission’s (EC) Communication*  on the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) does not acknowledge the biodiversity crisis on Europe’s farmland.

6 Jun 2017

To follow up on the presentation of the EU Action Plan on Nature, People and the Economy, the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions and the Maltese Presidency jointly hosted a conference on 6 June 2017 on the EU Nature Directives Action Plan

12 May 2017

FACE was present at a conference on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The CAP is a major policy in Europe and currently uses the largest portion of the European Commission’s (EC) budget (almost 40%). It has resulted in major improvements in food production since its conception in 1957, however, there is recognition that the future CAP to be more sustainable.

10 May 2017

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) accounts for nearly 40% of the EU budget and is a crucial support mechanism for agriculture and the rural environment in Europe. Many hunters will be aware that European agriculture has had a significant impact on farmland biodiversity, including many small game species.

5 Jul 2013

The European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament have reached an agreement on the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) Reform 2014-2020, following months of negotiations and an agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. Part of this agreement concerns the Rural Development Policy (RDP), a tool which FACE sees as essential for rural stakeholders and rural development. 

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