Renewing EU food, agricultural and rural policiesSince
Renewing European food, agricultural and rural policies
EU agriculture is rapidly evolving under pressure from international competition, crises in certain sectors, consolidation in the seed and pesticide industry, and the rise of discounters in the retail business.
In this context, it must meet several demands:
- a significant reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions,
- its adaptation to climate change,
- The protection of biodiversity and water quality,
- public health,
- support for rural areas,
- and food security in the EU and its trading partners.
The current trajectory will not lead to sustainable agriculture, but the profound transformations required as having too high a social and economic cost.
Ahead of the reform of the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), IDDRI thus aims to:
- show that other agricultural and food strategies are possible;
- foster debate on these strategies along with policies that will enable their implementation.
To this end, the activities of this initiative are structured around:
- the identification of the various strategies of the European primary producers, in particular concerning the arragements for their integration into agri-food chains;
- the elaboration and analysis of scenarios for the long-term transformation of the agricultural and food sector;
- the organisation of discussions on these scenarios in multistakeholder platforms at Member State and EU level.
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