Italy: Listen to farmers but from the protests, it's time to move on to proposals

Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 24, 2024

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A meeting was recently held at Masaf with representatives from various Italian farmers' associations to discuss the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) ahead of its discussion in Brussels. Key topics included land set-aside, eco-schemes, and trade relations. Undersecretary La Pietra announced the government's intention to request a significant review of GAEC 7 (rotation) and modifications to the eco-schemes to better suit Italian agriculture. He also pledged to ensure that any trade agreements between the European Commission and third countries would only be approved if they guarantee the same standards as those in the EU market.
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The discussion table was held at Masaf with the representatives of the farmers' associations currently present in the various centers scattered across Italy. In addition to the Masaf undersecretary, Senator Patrizio La Pietra, the meeting was attended by delegates from Altra Agricoltura, Popolo Produzione, Riscatto Agricolo and Agricoltori Italiani. The theme of the meeting, as agreed with the representatives, was the CAP, which will be discussed next Monday in Brussels. At the end of the meeting, considered an important first step by all those present, Undersecretary La Pietra commented as follows: “Masaf made itself available from day one to open a discussion that would allow us to move from legitimate protests to proposals, so as to be able to listen to the indications of our farmers and bring them, as a government, to the attention of the European institutions and start a constructive dialogue capable of making the necessary corrections to the CAP and to all issues relating to ...
Source: Agricolae
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