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Briefing Agriculture
Located in SOER 2015 — The European environment — state and outlook 2015 European briefings
Highlight Not just dirt: the importance of soil
Soil is connected to almost all aspects of our lives, yet we often take it for granted. To mark the International Day of Soil on December 5, we interviewed several project managers at the European Environment Agency (EEA) about this precious resource.
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Highlight chemical/x-pdb Competing demands on Europe's environment undermining human well-being
Meeting European demands for food, water, energy and housing exerts major pressures on the environment, indirectly affecting human health and well-being. To reduce the impact of Europe's resource use, a new assessment from the European Environment Agency (EEA) reflects on integrating different policy areas and improved spatial planning.
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Highlight Populations of grassland butterflies decline almost 50 % over two decades
Grassland butterflies have declined dramatically between 1990 and 2011. This has been caused by intensifying agriculture and a failure to properly manage grassland ecosystems, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Highlight Invasive alien species: a growing problem for environment and health
Invasive alien species pose greater risks than previously thought for biodiversity, human health and economies, according to two new reports from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Publication application/x-troff-ms 10 messages for 2010 - Agricultural ecosystems
Within the framework of the CAP, the last 50 years have seen increasing attention to biodiversity, but without clear benefits so far. With agriculture covering about half of EU land area, Europe's biodiversity is linked inextricably to agricultural practices, creating valuable agro-ecosystems across the whole of Europe.
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Publication EEA Signals 2010 - Biodiversity, climate change and you
Signals takes us on a journey, following the course of water from the glaciers of the Alps to the permafrost of the Arctic and the delta of the Ganges. We travel to familiar and far-flung places, looking at how we can rebuild our relationships with the crucial elements of everyday life— water, soil, air — and the animals and plants that make up the tapestry of life on Earth.
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Figure Areas in EU eligible under the regional objective of the Structural Funds (1994-99)
The most relevant of these objectives from a rural areas perspective are: - Objective 1, applying to regions which are lagging behind economically, with a GDP of less than 75% of the EU average; - Objective 5a providing support for downstream processing of agricultural produce as well as investment aid and compensatory allowances in less favoured areas; - Objective 5b, applying to rural areas with a low level of socio-economic development, high dependency on agricultural employment, low agricultural incomes and population problems (low density or declining population); - Objective 6, applying to regions north of the 62nd parallel with a very low population density (less than 8 inhabitants/sq
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Figure text/texmacs Area under agri-environmental management contracts
Percentage of the utilised agricultural area under agri-environmental measures following Regulation No 2078/92; status on 15.04.98
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Figure Regional importance of low-input, medium-input and high-input farming and the trend 1990-2000
The map shows the regional trends of low-input, medium-input and high-input farming (the input size indicates the amount of money spent on fertilisers, crop protection and concentrated feedstuff)
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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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