Agriculture and Rural Development

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New rules for a simpler and fairer EU farming policy which will strengthen farmers’ position in a fairer supply chain have been endorsed by the...

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The EPP Group today backed legislation establishing more and better controls and inspections throughout the food chain. The goal is to improve...

Farmer in a field with combine harvester in the background

The EPP Group in the European Parliament is by far the strongest defender of the interests of European farmers. During the last reform of the CAP, it...

A fair food chain for all

In school yards and football fields we know what fair play means, but when it comes to business it’s not that easy anymore. How to tackle...



The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development mainly deals with the Common Agricultural Policy but also processes legislation on forestry, on veterinary and plant-health matters, animal feeding stuffs provided such measures are not intended to protect against risks to human health, and on animal husbandry and welfare.


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Press Release
02.02.2012 - 18:00

Food Aid: one billion euros for the most needy in the EU

More than 18 million of the most deprived persons in 19 Member States are to benefit from the Food Distribution Programme in the European Union. In the years 2012-2013, approximately one billion...
Food Safety
Press Release
19.01.2012 - 17:00

Food Input Supply Chain

MEPs endorse Parliament's call for a healthy farm input supply chain "To achieve food security, people must, at all times, have access to sufficient quantities of nutritious, safe food...



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