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Europe numbers one million agricultural employers who provide work to over 7 million workers. With 15 million farm holdings, in which over 40 million people work, the agriculture sector makes a vital contribution to healthy nutrition, and still plays a key role in the economic, environmental and social policies in Europe. EFFAT activities in the agriculture sector include promoting a sustainable Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), safeguarding employment and fair pay in rural areas, and further developing social dialogue in order to improve working conditions in this sector.

Political Secretary: Arnd Spahn – a.spahn@effat.org
President: Valentina Vasilyonova (FNSZ, Bulgaria)
Vice Presidents: Emilio Térron Ruiz (FICA-UGT, Spain) & Riikka Vasama (TEOLLISUUSLIITTO, Finland)

Press Release | Open Letter: The new CAP needs Social Conditionality

Press Release | Open Letter: The new CAP needs Social Conditionality

A movement of 300+ organisations and personalities urges EU CAP funds to be conditional on the respect for labour rights in agriculture. Brussels – 17 February 2021: As the interinstitutional negotiations on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are...

World Food Day 2020

World Food Day 2020

Respect and protect the rights of the Agro-food workers Make EU agriculture and food systems more sustainable and just Europe needs a fair, transparent, and sustainable food supply chain that can benefit everyone. In recent decades, there has been an increased process...

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