Belgian agricultural export beats a record

Belgian agricultural export beats a record

Never before did the Belgian food industry record greater sales abroad than in 2018. Hardly surprising, when you consider that in Belgium the quality of the products comes first. Chocolate traditionally continues to do well, but our frozen potatoes and vegetables, along with meat and dairy, are also in great demand internationally. Exports rose by no less than 3.5% in 2018 compared to 2017, a historic record. On a national level, it boasts a turnover of more than 27 billion euros. This was announced by Fevia, the federation of the…

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EU auditors recognize the real potential of digital farming tools

EU auditors recognize the real potential of digital farming tools

Although previously greeted with scepticism, precision farming is gaining more and more relevance among farmers and lawmakers. Even EU auditors are now extolling the high value of the information provided by digital tools in agriculture. If you have heard about precision farming only in terms of increasing productivity, connecting rural areas, greening agricultural practices and, in general, making farmers’ life easier, you probably don’t expect EU auditors to be at the forefront of those pushing for it. “We are now a bit more technological in agriculture,” a European Court of…

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Thanks to the EU investment plan managed to create 1.1 million jobs

Thanks to the EU investment plan managed to create 1.1 million jobs

Outgoing European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced on Tuesday (22 October) that the investment plan launched at the beginning of his mandate helped create 1.1 million jobs in Europe and boosted the European economy by 0.9%. The Juncker Commission is nearing its end, so it is time to take stock and cement the legacy. The past five years have been shaken by Brexit, the migration crisis, the third Greek rescue programme and the threat posed by terrorism. For that reason, Juncker looked at the investment plan launched at the outset…

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