"Family farms are the foundations on which Europe's Common agricultural policy was built. They continue to stay at the heart of European agriculture as robust generators of competitiveness, growth and jobs, of dynamic and sustainable rural economies. Over 95% of the farm holdings in the EU are family farms. ...
The European Commission today presented a draft reform of the information and promotion policy for European agricultural and food products. This new promotion policy, which benefits from a more substantial budget and will in the future be supported by a European executive agency, is intended to act as key for opening up new markets.
“I welcome today's vote by the European Parliament on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy. This is an important day for European farmers, but also for all EU citizens concerned about the quality of their food and the sustainability of agricultural production methods. The reformed CAP will be better balanced between farmers, regions and Member States, with a special focus on young farmers.
The European Commission is launching today a communication campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of agriculture in our daily lives – and the role that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) plays in supporting it.
Commissioner Dacian Cioloş, will be in the Republic of Moldova on 11 and 12 October 2013 at the invitation of the Government in Chișinău.
Commissioner Dacian Cioloş visits Senegal and Ghana to meet key partners of the European Union (EU) in the agricultural sector from the 2nd to the 6th of October.