Farmer Crisis (cepAdhoc)
Over the past few weeks, violent protests by farmers have shaken Europe. At a time when the sector has been hard hit by the war in Ukraine, with rising fuel and fertilizer prices and increased imports of Ukrainian agri-food products into Europe, European farmers are taking action against regulatory constraints and low incomes.
It is France that has so far seen the most violent protests. The new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) introduced in 2023 and the “Farm-to-Fork” strategy of 2020 are at the core of the complaints.