European Agricultural News Round Up
09 February 2011
A strong EU farm policy is essential in the quest to deliver affordable food, the European Parliament has argued. With worldwide demand growing and 16% of EU citizens below the poverty line, access to food is an increasingly important issue.
The future CAP must ensure food security for all citizens, maintain the vitality of rural areas and guarantee food production throughout the EU, MEPs said in a resolution approved in plenary in January. As the issue of the reform of direct CAP payments post 2013 continues to create widespread debate in Europe.
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