Citizens’ initiative in EU to defend agriculture and the rural economy

The European Citizens’ Initiative in Defence of Agriculture and Rural Economy in Europe aims to protect the agricultural and rural economy in the European Union (EU) with an integral regulatory framework, revolving around the following axes:

  • priority use of agricultural land for food production;
  • guarantee of food sovereignty and security;
  • address food chain issues and high prices;
  • ensure access for farmers and rural communities to infrastructure and transport, financing, digitalisation, work, entrepreneurship, and education;
  • improve water management to support food security and establish a European hydrological plan; and
  • establish a European agency for the agricultural and rural economy.

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The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.