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EU Rural Review


The EU Rural Review is a thematic magazine, with topics and insights relevant to all ENRD stakeholders. It addresses the most up-to-date topics in EU rural development policy and provides with plenty of useful examples on how it is being implemented across the whole EU .The magazine is available in six languages (DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL) and both in print and PDF format.
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Issue 17 - Family Farming - November 2013


The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming , the primary aim of which is to promote, develop and strengthen all types of family-oriented agriculture as a socially valuable, economically viable and environmentally sustainable model

Family farming is the foundation upon which agriculture in Europe has thrived over the centuries. This issue of the EU Rural Review, which was launched at European Commission conference - Family farming: A dialogue towards more sustainable and resilient farming in Europe and the world - held on the 29 November 2013, looks at the family farming model in a European agricultural and rural development policy context, while also taking note of international aspects.

In the European Union, agriculture has long been at the centre of a strong and ambitious policy framework. In terms of rural development, the CAP Reform offers many relevant opportunities to family-run farm businesses, such as support for agricultural advisory services and measures promoting farm diversification, restructuring, modernisation, training and knowledge transfer.

The publication focuses on the family farming model’s contribution to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Catalogue number: K3-AJ-13-017-EN-N
Pages: 40
File size: 8932 kb
Publication year: 2013

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Issue 16 - Knowledge Transfer and Innovation in Rural Development Policy - May 2013

Innovation is at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy, which aims to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Today, European farmers are faced with the dual challenges of having not only to produce more, but also to do so in a sustainable manner. The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) sees innovation as a key driver of sustainable agriculture and rural development

Catalogue number: n/a
Pages: 48
File size: 9574 kb
Publication year: 2013

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Issue 15 - Delivering Environmental Services using Rural Development Policy - April 2013

Rural Europe plays a central role in the provision of environmental services such as preserving biodiversity, contributing to climate regulation—by reducing emissions and sequestering carbon, protecting water quality and availability, preserving soil functionality and air quality, reinforcing resilience to flooding and/or fire and maintaining landscape values.

Catalogue number: K3-AJ-13-015-EN-C
Pages: 36
File size: 11000 kb
Publication year: 2013

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Issue 14 - Networks and Networking in Rural Development Policy - December 2012

Networking is a policy instrument within the framework of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) – otherwise known as Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Experience shows that networks are an effective means of informing, inspiring and empowering local people in rural communities.

Catalogue number: K3-AJ-12-014-EN-C
Pages: 44
File size: 9070 KB

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Issue 13 - Rural development financial instruments: New opportunities to tackle the economic crisis - October 2012

Rural development financial instruments: opportunities, experiences and challenges for the implementation of EU rural development policy

Catalogue number: K3-AJ-12-013-EN-C
Pages: 44
File size: 7767 KB

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