Ursula von der Leyen: the agri-food industry needs a long-term perspective

By: STA Date: 2024. 01. 26. 11:00

 The agri-food industry in Europe needs a long-term perspective and predictable development, which is why the European Union is launching a strategic dialogue on the future of agriculture, said Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, at a conference in Brussels on Thursday.

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Ursula von der Leyen emphasized that the EU must find new ways and common and lasting solutions to the ever-increasing challenges and problems affecting agriculture, which is why the Brussels body invites the actors of the sector to a dialogue. “We would like to listen to you and invite you to jointly discuss and develop scenarios for the future of European agriculture,” he said.

According to his information, the purpose of the dialogue is for the EU to find new solutions with the relevant actors to increase the standard of living of farmers and to enhance the attractiveness of rural life

An answer must be found on how to sustain agriculture and improve Europe’s food system for a competitive, prosperous future. Consensus and common ideas are needed, he said. The agri-food industry in Europe needs a long-term perspective in order to face the challenges burdening the markets and endangering livelihoods – pointed out the president of the EU committee at the end, and then added: the players in agriculture deserve fair remuneration. The aim of the EU is to support the livelihood of producers and guarantee Europe’s food security, added Ursula von der Leyen.


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