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27-02-2018 - EU Agriculture policy and developing countries - 28 February

DEVE AGRI 13-03-2018 - 12:12
A group of farmers manually plowing a groundnut field

On Tuesday afternoon, 27 February, the Committee on Development and the Agriculture Committee held a meeting to discuss the impacts of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on developing countries, and their food and agriculture systems in particular.

Among the speakers were renowned experts, such as Olivier De Schutter, an African milk farmer as well as the EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan. DEVE members analysed how to improve Policy Coherence for Development when reforming the CAP.

Location : JAN 4Q2


      Adama Diallo, Chair of UMPL-B (National Union of mini-dairies and producers of local milk from Burkina Faso)
      Alan Matthews, Professor of European Agricultural Policy, Department of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)
      Olivier De Schutter, Co-Chair of IPES-Food (International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems), Brussels (Belgium)
      Maria Blanco, Professor of Agricultural Economics, Technical University of Madrid (Spain)
      Harald von Witzke, agricultural economist and former Chair for International Agricultural Trade and Development, Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)