3

rezultat(e)

Cuvânt (cuvinte)
Tipul publicației
Domeniul tematic
Autor
Cuvânt-cheie
Data

The future of the EU's sheep and goat sector

30-04-2018

Sheep and goat sector production constitutes just a small share of the output of the EU livestock sector as a whole, but this farming activity's importance is much broader in terms of its social and economic contribution to remote rural areas, not to mention the environmental contribution it makes through the provision of public goods such as landscape and biodiversity conservation. Economic and structural difficulties do not help the sector's growth and this means that the EU is not self-sufficient ...

Sheep and goat sector production constitutes just a small share of the output of the EU livestock sector as a whole, but this farming activity's importance is much broader in terms of its social and economic contribution to remote rural areas, not to mention the environmental contribution it makes through the provision of public goods such as landscape and biodiversity conservation. Economic and structural difficulties do not help the sector's growth and this means that the EU is not self-sufficient but relies on imports to top up supply to its market for sheep and goats. The sector's traditional and emerging needs and the need for policy measures to address them are at the core of an own-initiative report due to be voted during the May I plenary session.

The sheep and goat sector in the EU: Main features, challenges and prospects

31-08-2017

Sheep and goats grazing on meadows in the countryside are part of the landscape and cultural heritage of many European countries. They are a source of employment in disadvantaged agricultural areas and the high-quality traditional products they yield are broadly recognised as the result of a sustainable and multifunctional form of agriculture that contributes to preserving the environment and social cohesion in rural areas. Yet, the EU sheep and goat sector has been experiencing economic and structural ...

Sheep and goats grazing on meadows in the countryside are part of the landscape and cultural heritage of many European countries. They are a source of employment in disadvantaged agricultural areas and the high-quality traditional products they yield are broadly recognised as the result of a sustainable and multifunctional form of agriculture that contributes to preserving the environment and social cohesion in rural areas. Yet, the EU sheep and goat sector has been experiencing economic and structural difficulties in recent decades, mainly involving a consistent decrease in livestock numbers, following outbreaks of contagious diseases and policy changes in public funding schemes. With a population of about 98 million animals and a production that accounts for a small share of the total EU livestock output, the sheep and goat sector does not ensure self-sufficiency. That is why the EU is among the world's main importers of sheep and goats, mainly from New Zealand and Australia. Moreover, as sheep and goat farming is among the less remunerative agricultural activities, it does not encourage investments or new entrants from younger generations of farmers. Several EU-level policy instruments are available for providing support to this sector in its capacity to deliver both food and public goods, such as landscape and biodiversity conservation. However, considering its low profitability and the fact that production is mostly located in less favoured areas, EU stakeholders are recommending the inclusion of specific policy measures in the framework of current discussions on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020, as well as the adoption of communication and promotion measures to strengthen the position of the sector in respect of EU consumers' choices.

The future of the sheep and goat sector in Europe

17-03-2008

Following a reminder of the current rules governing sheep and goat production in the European Union, this study presents the main features and challenges of the sheep and goat sector in the EU. It analyses the impact of greater liberalisation through the WTO and draws up recommendations. Finally, it sets out detailed proposals for the possible development of public policy in the light of the main issues addressed. Some of the proposals comply with the Community rules in force and others will require ...

Following a reminder of the current rules governing sheep and goat production in the European Union, this study presents the main features and challenges of the sheep and goat sector in the EU. It analyses the impact of greater liberalisation through the WTO and draws up recommendations. Finally, it sets out detailed proposals for the possible development of public policy in the light of the main issues addressed. Some of the proposals comply with the Community rules in force and others will require adjustments to be made. Executive summary : Ernst & Young Government Services, together with the French Livestock Institute, has been commissioned to carry out a study into the future of the sheep and goat sector in Europe. The study seeks to analyse the characteristics of the sector and its prospects and, bearing in mind what is principally at issue here, to formulate specific proposals with a view to the adoption of a future regulation on this matter. The study was carried out between December 2007 and February 2008. National experts from the major producer Member States (France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom) were asked to conduct interviews with some stakeholders in their countries, to draft a discussion paper and to attend a one-day workshop. Additional interviews were conducted with MEPs, DG AGRI, DG SANCO and EU representatives from the sector in order to ascertain their points of view and test the proposals. [...]

Autor extern

Marie Brunagel and Véronique Menez (Ernst & Young France) ; Anne Mottet and Philippe Chotteau (French Livestock Institute - Institut de l’Elevage) ; Stuart Ashworth (national expert - United Kingdom), Padraig Brennan (national expert - Ireland), Ioannis Hadjigeorgiou (national expert - Greece), Silvia Paolini (national expert - Italy), Alicia Langreo (national expert - Spain), Sándor Kukovics (national expert - Hungary)

Evenimente viitoare

20-01-2021
EPRS online policy roundtable with the World Bank: Where next for the global economy
Alt eveniment -
EPRS
25-01-2021
Public Hearing on "Gender aspects of precarious work"
Audiere -
FEMM
26-01-2021
Public hearing on Co-management of EU fisheries at local level
Audiere -
PECH

Parteneri