On 7 March, ECVC farmers joined European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Janusz Wojciechowski, MEPs and other EU officials to discuss the opportunities that increasing the number of farms in Europe can offer, to both address the challenges faced in the EU and across the planet, but also achieve the objectives set out in the European Green Deal and especially its Farm To Fork Strategy.
Speakers at the event included Peter Schmidt, President of the NAT Section of the EESC, Andoni Garcia, farmer and member of the Coordinating Committee of ECVC, Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski, Geneviève Savigny, ECVC farmer, MEP Thomas Waitz (Greens), Kerli Ats (EESC), ECVC farmer Fergal Anderson, MEP Isabel Carvalhais (S&D), Josep Puxeu Rocamora (EESC), ECVC farmer and CC member Alessandra Turco, MEP Mr Benoit Biteau (Greens).
You can watch the full event here:
For more information, you can watch the videos of ECVC members defending the demands and approaches brought to the event:
- Presentation from Fergal Anderson on the European Land Directive proposal in English, Spanish and French
- Presentation from Geneviève Savigny on Agroecology and short food chains for sustainable food systems in English, Spanish and French
- Presentation on Price, market, food sovereignty in English, Spanish and French
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Read the land directive proposal presented as part of the event.
Read ECVC's Manifesto for agricultural transition to address systemic climate crises
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