Agriculture and Rural Development

Young plant

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...

Farmer and businessman examining plant in field

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.


Marian-Jean Marinescu in park
21.03.2014 - 08:45

Europe’s former El Dorado of farming back on the map

I come from a country that between the two World Wars was known as Europe’s granary: everywhere you looked in the countryside you could see robust fields of corn, wheat, barley, oats, rice, rye...
Mairead McGuinness MEP
03.03.2014 - 13:37

Sustaining family farming

My relationship with farming is lifelong and enduring. It is both a passion and policy priority. I love the countryside, the people, the produce of the land and the sheer bliss of being able to walk...
Believe in People campaign Giovanni La Via
24.02.2014 - 10:30

Every challenge is an opportunity - like the reform of the CAP

My life as an entrepreneur taught me to believe in people, to appreciate their worth, to seize opportunities and use them to their full potential. Encouraged by my father, I started working on our...
Farmer and businessman examining plant in field
17.02.2014 - 12:45

A decent future for all farmers

With the adoption of the reform package for Europe's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the EPP Group has made sure European farmers have a safe future, get fairer conditions, respect...
CAP reform offers stabile financing for farmers and stable food supply for citizens
17.02.2014 - 10:30

CAP reform offers stabile financing for farmers and stable food supply for citizens

The latest Common Agricultural Policy reforms, driven by the EPP Group, will help millions of farmers and Europe’s half billion citizens enjoy the fruits of the world’s best food supply...
Croatian MEP Dubravka Suica with a man in national costume
13.02.2014 - 09:07

Young farmers: tying great business ideas to the development of their local communities

As a teacher, mother and politician, I have always been committed to youth; and as an MEP, I have made helping youth an integral part of my mission in the European Parliament. Supporting...



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