Commissioner Dacian Cioloş underlines role of different types of agriculture in the future CAP
Visiting the Czech Republic on 11 April to discuss the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), Commissioner Dacian Cioloș had a series of meetings with the Czech Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Ivan Fuksa, with members of the Committee on agriculture of the Chambers of Deputies and with representatives of the agriculture chambers and professional organisations.
The discussions focused on specific aspects of the Czech agriculture, such as the future of big farms in the context of the CAP reform.
Commissioner Cioloș underlined that farms of all sizes from small to big can bring their contribution to the objectives of the reformed CAP: "By supporting the Common agriculture policy, the society at large benefits from the quality, quantity and diversity of food produced in Europe; from a sustainable management of natural resources, soil, water, biodiversity; from the contribution that agriculture has to maintaining and creating jobs in rural areas", stated Commissioner Dacian Cioloș in Prague at a meeting with the press.
In the second part of the day, Commissioner Cioloș visited an agricultural commercial company in Horice of more than 2500 ha arable land, and the National Wine Center in Valtice.