DRAFT AGENDA AGRICULTURE COUNCIL 19 FEBRUARY

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DRAFT AGENDA AGRICULTURE COUNCIL 19 FEBRUARY
15 Feb 2018

DRAFT AGENDA AGRICULTURE COUNCIL 19 FEBRUARY

Brussels, Brussels Daily

Preparatory documents

 

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

The Future of Food and Farming

Ministers will have an exchange of views on the Commission communication on “The Future of Food and Farming”, focusing on:

  • direct support
  • environmental aspects
  • rural development

EU bioeconomy strategy

The Council will then have a debate on the role of agriculture in the revision of the EU bioeconomy strategy, preparing for:

  • a resource-efficient and sustainable economy
  • a more innovative and low-emissions economy

Agriculture and forestry are important players in the bioeconomy in the context of the ambitious EU 2030 climate and energy targets. Ministers will discuss how to better integrate this into the agricultural sector.

EU protein plan

Ministers will be informed by the Commission on the EU protein plan. This report which is due to be published by the end of 2018 refers to the EU protein deficit and the economic profitability of these crops.

Other items on the agenda

‘CAP: strategic choices’ will be the theme of an informal lunch.

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