The main thing is strengthening and reforming the Common Agricultural Policy. Maintain the priority given to food self-sufficiency while promoting the emergence of an agriculture that respects the environment, cares about the quality, traceability and food safety of products and the carbon footprint capable of exporting without being subsidized for it.
The CAP must defend not only production, but also the territories threatened with abandonment and hydrogeological deterioration and the fabric of producers, viable family farms which our societies need to maintain their balance. It must allow agricultural production to be paid at a fair price, so that farmers can make a living from it without the need for external intervention by the public authorities.
In any case, a more balanced distribution of this aid must be the rule. Maintaining a strong CAP must not be at the expense of development in the rest of the world.
Every day the PDE defends its ideas through various actions and makes its positions known. For example:
Journée européenne de l'agriculture le 27 janvier à Santa Cruz, Madère.
La négociatrice en chef Ulrike Müller explique le processus et la nécessité d’adopter une approche régionale.