Research for AGRI Committee – Development of milk production in the EU after the end of milk quotas

Study 23-11-2023

This report evaluates the challenges and opportunities for the EU dairy sector in light of milk quota abolition and the sector’s medium-term prospects. It focuses on structural change in the sector, the dynamics of the dairy market, the need for environmental resilience and rural sustainability. The specific concerns of disadvantaged dairy regions are also addressed. The report offers policy recommendations for the European Parliament's consideration to bolster dairy farming and sustain rural communities effectively, while addressing the sector’s sustainability requirements.