Rural Businesses


April 2024
Position Paper
On the occasion of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (29/04/2024), the ELO together with like minded organisations are supporting the Member States push to recognize and include sustainable bioeconomy in the work programme of the next European C...
March 2024
Position Paper
In a joint effort with sister organisations, the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) voiced concerns about the EUDR by issuing two joint statements. ELO acknowledges the need to curb deforestation and forest degradation worldwide. Yet, the Eur...
December 2023
Authors: Guillaume Sainteny (CS FRB), Louise Dupuis (FRB) Taxation of agricultural land wields considerable influence, not only on the intrinsic value of the land but also on agricultural practices, land use, urban planning, and environmental po...
November 2023
Press Release
Brussels, November 22, 2023 — Today, the European Commission published its regulation establishing a “Forest Monitoring Law”. ELO welcomes the general principle of increasing the resilience of European forests, particularly in the face...
January 2019
Heritage Houses for Europe is the first Pan-European Study on family-owned heritage houses. It is assessing their added value for Europe as well as identifying innovative business models. This Executive Summary outlines the results of this ke...