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Family Farming

Logo: 2014 - Internationales Jahr der familienbetriebenen Landwirtschaft

2014 – International Year of Family Farming

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF 2014).

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Common Agricultural Policy

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Main features of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and its implementation in Germany

The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy adopted in December 2013 will make Europe's agricultural sector greener and more sustainable and provide it with a reliable and stable basis for the years to come.

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Rural development

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Rural development 2014-2020

EU rural development policy has been continually refined to take account of the change in rural regions and the news challenges that have arisen. A partnership agreement between the European Commission and Germany describes the goals of the 2014-2020 programming period.

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Common agricultural policy

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FAQs on the agricultural reform and national implementation

Answers to frequently asked questions concerning the reform of the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy and its implementation in Germany

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Organic Farming

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Organic Farming in Germany

as of: June 2014

This information pamphlet aims to give a brief overview of organic farming in Germany. It presents statutory rules, organic farming associations as well as the development and support of organic farms.

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Regional Products

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Regional labelling provides reliable and transparent identification

More and more consumers regard it as important to support agriculture in their region and secure regional jobs when shopping for groceries. Short transport routes, and thus better climate stewardship, also play a role in the purchasing decision of many customers.

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