This workshop, organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, examined the role of producer organisations in contractual negotiations following the 2013 CAP reform.
In the framework of the 2013 CAP reform, the updated CMO Regulation introduced a set of new provisions on contractual negotiations in the sectors for olive oil, beef and arable crops (Articles 169-171 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2014 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products).
These Articles aim at strengthening the bargaining position of producers within the food supply chain by facilitating joint commercialisation via producer organisations.
The workshop organised by by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development with the participation of experts from three sectors concerned, should highlight the practical implications of these provisions from the producers' perspective.
The invited experts, predominately managers of agricultural cooperatives and producer organisations from different Member States, provided insights into the market structure of the sectors concerned and regarding the important role of producer organisations within the food supply chain.
The workshop was attended by 17 experts from nine Member States (BE, DE, EL, ES, FI, FR, IE, RO, UK), and officials from the Commission's Directorate-Generals for Agriculture and Rural Development and for Competition.
Introductory presentation (Oliver Sitar, European Commission)
Presentations by participating experts: