Three workshops are taking place at the initiative of Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, to explore current and future challenges of the EU sheep meat sector.
The forum brings together participants from Member States with a significant sheep meat production, as well as representatives of producers, processors and traders in sheep meat in the EU.
The 1-day workshop embraces several presentations by experts highlighting the themes of the day with a view to prepare the ground for an in-depth debate between stakeholders.
The workshops are chaired by Mr. John Bryan, a producer representative from Ireland.
- The first workshop addresses economic, social and environmental aspects of sheep farming in the Union.
- The second workshop addresses trade and food supply challenges as well as promotion initiatives for sheep meat.
- The third workshop has a stronger policy focus and wraps up conclusions from the previous two meetings.
- The fourth and last workshop draws conclusions from the whole series of conferences and identifies key issues for future work