Land

LUFPIG

Land Use and Food Policy Intergroup  Between January 2008 to July 2009 Paulo Casaca has served as Chairman of the Land Use and Food Policy Intergroup (LUFPIG). LUFPIG is a unique MEP-led intergroup of politicians and players outside the political circle, that interacts regularly with the agri-business community. Since its establishment, 20 years ago, LUFPIG has been providing a forum…
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March 27, 2011
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Felicidade pela Agricultura

Felicidade pela Agricultura, obra de  António Feliciano de Castilho, editada em 1849 foi o ponto de partida para uma Conferência proferida por Paulo Casaca em Ponta Delgada, em Abril 2010 Happiness through agriculture, a book by António Feliciano de Castilho, published in 1849 was the starting point for a LECTURE delivered by Casaca in Ponta Delgada, in April 2010
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December 29, 2010
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Alqueva

Alentejo is one of the most under-developed regions in Portugal. With an area that makes up nearly a third of the country, and with a rich and diversified natural and cultural patrimony, it presents severe issues in terms of physical and human desertification. The first reference to the need of a water reserve in the Guadiana River in the Alentejo…
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December 27, 2010
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BUNGE

Paulo Casaca was a guest speaker in Bunge Europe Forum on the Lisbon Treaty where he presented the European Union 2020 Strategy. "Throughout its nearly 200-year history, Bunge has consistently demonstrated a resilient and enterprising culture." 2010 – Bunge expands further into complementary value chains by adding five new sugarcane mills to its three existing mills in Brazil. Bunge now operates a large scale sugar and…
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December 14, 2010
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Cerca de Marquitabela

"Cerca de Marquitabela" is a typical Alentejo monte (rural house) in a 12 ha agricultural property with old olive trees and fig trees, almond trees and cork oaks. There is also a small horticulture plot and many animals such as pigs, sheep, geese, ducks, chickens, cats and dogs. Property of Isabel Coutinho and Paulo Casaca, "Cerca de Marquitabela" has as…
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November 27, 2010
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GMOs and the Precautionary Principle

Where are we now and where are we headed? Seminar promoted by LUFPIG and Euroactiv.com European Parliament, 11 May 2010 The aim of this seminar was to raise a number of questions relating to this controversial issue.  The event brought  together firstly experts from the farmers organizations, the retailers and the feedstuffs industry. The second panel presented the viewpoint of environmentalists, the European Food…
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May 10, 2010
Land

GMF of the US

In the Spring of 2010 Paulo Casaca was invited to contribute to the debate of the future of the Common Agricultural Policy. He argued for a major reform of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy. The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe…
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February 11, 2010