11-01-2021 16:45
Conservation of agricultural biodiversity

Paul-Henri Spaak (3C50) Brussels
A patchwork of pictures representing a beekeeper, a swallow over a field, a harvester, forest and fields, a farmer in front of his cows, pigs A patchwork of pictures representing a beekeeper, a swallow over a field, a harvester, forest and fields, a farmer in front of his cows, pigs
AGRI Hearing on Agricultural Biodiversity © Adobe Image Bank

The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development held a Public Hearing on the "Conservation of agricultural biodiversity" in remote. The hearing was intended to assess and discuss the impact on the agricultural sector of the Commission's Communication on the “EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives”.

Eight experts on two separated panels delivered presentations, followed by Q&A sections, concerning the impact on the European farmers in order to assess the challenges faced by the sector with several of the biodiversity targets.

DG ENV and DG AGRI from the European Commission participated as well with two representatives in order to give a presentation of the measures proposed in the EC Communication.