The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) is primarily responsible for examining and, where necessary, amending the European Commission's legislative proposals by preparing reports on agricultural policy for subsequent adoption by the European Parliament in plenary. It has 45 full members and 45 substitute members, all of them very committed to its work. Many of these members have very close links to agriculture, through their origins or their previous activities.
The powers and responsibilities of our committee are more important than ever now that, since the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Parliament has the power of codecision, with the Council of Agriculture Ministers, on the common agricultural policy (CAP).
Our website gives you the information you need, in all the languages of the EU, to follow our work: a link to the webstreaming of our meetings, draft reports and other meeting documents which you can download, meeting agendas and calendar of activities, MEP profiles and contact details, etc. Enjoy your visit!
Paolo De Castro
Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development