Representatives from industry, fishermen and NGOs will present the case for substantial reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy at the informal meeting of agriculture ministers on 9 and 10 September in Denmark.
The 15 EU ministers of agriculture will discuss the role of innovation for the competitiveness of Europe’s farming and food sector at their informal meeting Nyborg, Denmark from 8 to 10 September.
NGOs and industrial associations will organise a hearing for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy in Nyborg on 9 September.
The Danish Presidency has prepared a working document for discussion at the informal meeting about an enhanced innovation effort in Europe’s farming and food sector. The document states the need for a priority and focussed innovation effort in the following areas:
- food safety;
- traceability and documentation;
- food quality;
- new products and production processes;
- working environment and;
- animal welfare.