"Friends of the transition" offer cooperation to the newly elected members of the Committee of agriculture and rural development to use the CAP to fight climate change, ensure animal welfare, support healthy food, revitalise rural areas, bring back biodiversity and provide a fair living for farmers by supporting them to work in harmony with nature.
Today’s CAP represents 36% of the EU’s budget and impacts on farmers’ livelihoods and the economic condition of rural communities. Moreover, every euro we spend on the CAP affects the water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe, the landscapes and the biodiversity of our countryside, the welfare of farm animals, our climate and finally peoples’ lives in third countries. Considering the significant budget it represents, Europeans expect the CAP to contribute to a better future and to meet our economic, societal, environmental and climate challenges.
The constitutive meeting of the European Parliament's committee on agriculture and rural development took place in Brussels on 10 July 2019, following the appointment of its members in the plenary sitting of 3-4 July. The newly set up committee will then start holding its regular meeting during the week of 22 July.
(a) joint letter to Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
(b) poster "Let's transform the CAP!"