Pieter Devuyst joined the IEG Policy team in November 2017 as a News Analyst covering European Agricultural Policy. He previously worked for the think tank Farm Europe, the Research Service of the European Parliament, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
Pieter has a distinguished educational background in both EU and international politics, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in International Relations at Ghent University, and a Master’s degree in European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe.
His main areas of expertise are the Common Agricultural Policy, agri-food trade and agro-environmental policies.
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Latest From Pieter Devuyst
Campaigners are urging the European Commission to regulate the use of digital technologies in agriculture to prevent farmers from becoming “data harvesters” dependent on big companies.
National experts will prepare the ground for an agreement by Agriculture Ministers on the transitional CAP.
Farmers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania once again demonstrated for a higher share of direct payments under the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
MEPs have demanded stronger measures to fight fraud and corruption with EU funds and a fairer distribution of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) subsidies.
Agriculture MEPs want a two-year CAP transition in case the negotiations on the future farming policy and the EU budget are not finalised on time.
The recent surge in Japonica rice imports from Myanmar has not caused a substantial fall in prices for EU producers, meaning there is no ground for safeguard tariffs yet, an EU official told Agriculture MEPs.