Farmers’ party BBB crushes CDA – De Hond polls eight seats for BBB, only five for CDA

The big loser remains CDA. In the September poll, the party came in at five seats and now there are no more. That is a loss of no less than ten seats. D66 will also lose out if elections are held now. The party of party leader Sigrid Kaag gives up a third of the … Read more

the cooperative enterprise of farmers in Méagui, Ivory Coast, cultivates fair trade and organic cocoa

Based in Côte d’Ivoire, the Méagui Farmers Cooperative Enterprise (ECAM) specializes in the collection and sale of cocoa. It was created in 2004 on the initiative of 87 cocoa producers. It now has 2,113 members, including 322 women. The cooperative has been fair trade certified since 2016, UTZ since 2017, and it has converted some … Read more

EU is looking for extra measures against nitrate – Farmers find new Dutch measures ‘unachievable and unaffordable’

This is stated by the European Commission in the report published on 11 October on the implementation of the Nitrates Directive. Water quality has improved significantly compared to the situation before the adoption of the Nitrates Directive in 1991. This is due to the efforts of national authorities and farmers. Little or no progress has … Read more

Agro-industry and cooperatives want to give up a third farmland – FDF farmers react furiously and show schism in Dutch farmers’ collectives

The ad is written in general language and contains no numbers except those about turnover and numbers of employees and farmers. The companies account for €46 billion in sales, employment to 116,000 employees, operations in 45 countries and, in the Netherlands, 50,000 farmers. With the last number they claim to represent all farmers in the … Read more

The remuneration of farmers at the heart of the debate on the EGalim 2 law

On a farm in La Motte-en-Bauges (Savoie), in December 2019. JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT / AFP The bill known as EGalim2 will be examined by senators on Tuesday, September 21, after its adoption by deputies in June. It gave rise to intense negotiations between agricultural unions, food manufacturers and distributors. If the differences are numerous, all agree … Read more

To reduce the proliferation of green algae, the State will offer “contracts” to farmers

The green algae are removed from the beach of Saint-Michel-en-Grève, in the Côtes-d’Armo, on July 20, 2021. FRED TANNEAU / AFP More than ten years after the emergence of the subject of green algae in the public debate, the State is taking measures to stem their proliferation in the bays of Finistère and Côtes-d’Armor. The … Read more

an envelope of 600 million euros per year to farmers for crop insurance

Emmanuel Macron welcomed by representatives of young farmers at the Terre de Jim fair in Corbieres (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) on September 10, 2021. PATRICK GHERDOUSSI / DIVERGENCE FOR “THE WORLD” Frost, floods, drought… In recent months, French farmers and their crops have been affected by numerous natural disasters. Faced with their concern about the next events that … Read more

‘Sour’ long-life milk – Belgian dairy farmers ready for action against Albert Heijn

“This is a story with a bad sour odour, for both the farmer and the consumer,” says Vandamme in the trade magazine VILT. ABS shows with photos that a liter pack of semi-skimmed long-life milk (UHT) is for sale at Albert Heijn in Belgium. for €0.49. The same semi-skimmed UHT milk costs 40 cents more … Read more