18 Januar 2013

UN official: The EU should consider the global impact of its farm policy

United States and EU to abandon their subsidies for biofuels targets for road transport

A UN rights official is urging the European Parliament to require that the EU monitor how Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) subsidies and other support for growers affect farmers in developing nations.

Olivier De Schutter, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food who last year pressed the EU to scrap its biofuel targets to help ease global food prices, on Thursday (17 January) called for MEPs to restore proposed amendments to the CAP that were left out of a compromise document to be considered next week by the Parliaments’ agricultural committee.

…Full text: www.euractiv.com/cap/un-official-cap-consider-global-news-517127?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=EurActivRSS

Tags: EU farm exports and imports, subsidies, draft compromise, domestic food production, agricultural trade, Africa, biofuels, food prices

Source: EurActiv, 2013-01-18.

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