Note: Cher amis francophones, ce bulletin est en version anglaise uniquement. Nous tâcherons de vous fournir une version française à l'avenir.
Dear Friends, 

We are bringing you the second edition of our Newsletter for 2016. We hope to inform you about events, publications and recommend some new reading on both European affairs and the CAP. 

- GdB Team -
- CAP Cook Book: preview & pre-order
We have informed you about our CAP Cook Book in one of our previous issues. In our unique CAP Cook Book, practical information on the CAP, written in an easy to understand way, is combined with original recipes of Slow Food chefs and portraits of (young) farmers from across Europe explaining how they implement the CAP to make agriculture both more sustainable and more competitive. We also feature interviews, short essays of experts and stakeholders, giving their views on the new CAP and its implementation. 
Did you also know that the beautifully designed pre-view of our CAP Cook Book is available for free read (and download)? Find out more via the link below.
Click here for the book pre-view
In this issue
- Other news
  • In the context of simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Commission has launched a 12-week public consultation on the "greening" measures of the CAP that were introduced in the 2013 CAP reform. Public consultation is open until 8 March and you can express your opinion here.
  • Call for abstracts: International Scientific Agriculture Symposium 'Agrosym 2016'. More information can be found here.
  • RETHINK conference in Brussels. We have informed you about this event in one of our previous issues. The conference's topic was 'Rethinking the links between farm modernisation, rural development and resilience in a world of increasing demands and finite resources'.
    Our members have informed us that full materials from the conference are now available. 
- Upcoming events
Designing the path: a strategic approach to EU agricultural research and innovation
26-28 February 2016 - Belgium

Black Sea Horizon International Workshop: 'The Future of Agriculture: Grand Challenges and Technological Change'
3 March 2016, Russia

Sustainable Forest Management Workshop
17-20 March, 2016, UK

10th European Organic Congress
4-6 April, 2016, The Netherlands

Advanced course on agri-environmental and development indicators as tools for sustainable rural management
16-20 May, 2016, Spain

The Agri-Food Value Chain: Challenges for Natural Resources Management and Society
19-20 May, Slovakia. Apply by 1st of April.

18th Congress of Food Science and Technology 
21-25 August, Ireland. Includes attractive competition and prizes

Preliminary announcement: 14th European Rural Development Network Conference
October 2016, Budapest

Envisioning the Future of Food Across North-South Divides: Transregional Food Networks and Movements
1-3 December, Germany
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