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    Co-operation on organic farming - Agriculture and rural develop...

    22 Apr 2015 -
    Agriculture and rural development Language en . African Union - organic farming Developing countries Co-operation on organic farming Organic farming offers African farmers a system of agriculture that minimises input cost and is well suited to smallholders in developing countries. This page gives links to further information on EU-AU cooperation in this area. The brochure (2012) aims to assist project
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    Events - Agriculture and rural development

    22 Apr 2015 -
    to disseminate knowledge and enhance skills and the capacity of African producers, to identify and adding value to potential African GI products as well as create market opportunities for non-identified products. 11-12/07/2011 :  Workshop , Brussels, aimed at promoting the exchange of knowledge and best practice on organic farming among international experts, with a focus on Africa.       Help us
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    Pre-accession assistance - Agriculture and rural development

    22 Apr 2015 -
    Turkey), the main focus is put on legislative alignment and building up of administrative capacity to implement the acquis communautaire that constitutes the Common Agricultural Policy. This can be divided in three main areas: horizontal issues, single common market organisation and rural development.   In the area of rural development the main priority of component 1 assistance at this stage is to
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    coherence-brochure-2015_en

    22 Dec 2014 -
    We have seen the beginning of the implementation of the CAP reform and successfully concluded economic partnership agreements (EPAs) with many ACP countries. Agriculture is central to the EPAs: 60 % of the population of sub-Saharan Africa rely on farming for their livelihoods and it is the key sector for economic growth in the least developed regions. The EPAs have been crafed to boost regional trade,
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    and pasture. The variation in soil quality within small areas in Switzerland, produced by geologic conditions and by the relief, makes large-scale single-crop farming difficult; instead, a particularly varied assortment of crops are grown in a limited space. About two-thirds of all farms combine grass and grain cultivation, and the latter satisfies nearly four-fifths of domestic demand. As a consequence
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    Characterised by rich land resources and a favourable climate, agriculture represents a vital sector of the Serbian economy. Of the 631 552 agricultural holding nearly half of these are less than 2ha with a further 36% between 2-10ha. Serbian terrain ranges from the flat and rich lowlands of Vojvodina in the north for crop farming and vegetable production, to hilly terrain in central Serbia and high
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    but less than half in the damper Northwest and Central regions, where fodder crops and livestock are more important. The intensity of farming and the yields achieved are generally much higher in the European section than in Siberia. The same is also the case for livestock farming. In general, the old collective farms and state farms have continued to function in post-Soviet Russia, though they have
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    by 2008. The Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture’s target is that at least 15% of the agricultural area should be used for organic farming by 2015. EU-Norway Relations Norway's economic and trade relations with the EU are mainly governed by the agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). As member state of the European Economic Area, Norway applies the whole acquis communautaire relevant to the four
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    and family farming is overwhelmingly the most common arrangement. Almost all farmers are affiliated to a sectorial organization, all together forming one single association called - the Farmers Association. Rural development policy does not exist as such in Iceland. However, one might compare the European rural development policy with Icelandic regional development policy, which has some quasi-similar
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    Albania - Agriculture and Enlargement

    21 Nov 2014 -
    of Macedonia a net exporter of processed vegetables. Other important agricultural products are fruit, cereals, tobacco and grapes for wine production as well as for direct consumption. Livestock output has a lesser importance; dairy farming with cow milk production dominates this sub sector. The agriculture sector contributes to GDP for nearly 10% and is relatively stable; together with food processing