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Civil Society Statement on the Reform of European Agricultural Policies: Good Food, Good Farming – Now

A Common Statement on the Reform of European Agricultural Policies from civil society organisations ahead of today's meeting on Monday 6 March 2017.

The Statement is co-signed by 137 European civil society organisations from 25 EU countries, representing environmental and social justice networks, organic farmers, pastoralists, peasants, sustainable forestry groups, health groups, animal welfare organisations, consumer rights bodies, development, fair-trade, cultural heritage and rural development organisations, consumer co-operatives, sustainable tourism and crafts associations.

In light of the upcoming discussions on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy post 2020, we call on EU Member States to radically reform agricultural policies so that they can enable a transition towards a food and farming system which supports fair and diverse food and farming economies, respects the environment and animal welfare, ensures its meat and animal feed are free from illegal deforestation, supports citizens’ health, and is publicly accountable.