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What is the challenge?What is the challenge?

What can policy do?What can policy do?

What can you do?What can you do?

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What is the challenge?What is the challenge?

What can policy do?What can policy do?

What can you do?What can you do?

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What do What do we expect we expect

from from farmers?farmers?

• Produce enough food of good Produce enough food of good quality and at reasonable pricesquality and at reasonable prices

• Produce energy and other Produce energy and other productsproducts

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• Take care of our environmentTake care of our environment

What do What do we expect we expect

from from farmers?farmers?

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• Help maintain a Help maintain a lively countrysidelively countryside

What do we expect from What do we expect from farmers?farmers?

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But they face major But they face major challenges…challenges…

• Produce:Produce: for for a growing global populationin a changing world

•Produce Produce better:better: in a in a sustainable sustainable wayway

•Produce Produce with less: with less: less water, less water, less energyless energy

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What is the challenge?What is the challenge?

What can policy do?What can policy do?

What can you do?What can you do?

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A policy to support A policy to support farmersfarmers

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What can policy do?

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The EU supports The EU supports farmers with public with public money as they…money as they…

• ……produce safe food produce safe food and other and other essential essential products to high products to high standards standards

• ……care for the care for the natural environmentnatural environment

• … … help keeping the help keeping the countryside countryside alivealive

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…but also as they have to face new challenges

• Combating and Combating and adapting to climate adapting to climate change change

• Food securityFood security• Safeguarding Safeguarding

biodiversitybiodiversity• Safeguarding water Safeguarding water

resourcesresources

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What can policy do?

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What can policy do?

↓Summer rainfall

↑Winter storms, floods

↑Length growing season, yields

↑Suitable farmland

↑Pests, diseases risks

↓Summer rainfall

↑Winter storms, floods

↑Risk, drought, water stress

↑Soil erosion risk

↑Yields, range of crops

↓Water availability

↑Risk drought, heat spells

↑Soil erosion risk

↓ Optimal crop areas

↓Animal health, welfare

↑Flood risk

↑Hotter and drier summers

↑Risk crop pests, diseases

↑Crop, forage yields

Climate ChangeClimate Change

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A policy to A policy to

improve the improve the

environmentenvironment

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• Rural development Rural development programs in particularprograms in particularAgri-environmental & Agri-environmental & Afforestation schemesAfforestation schemes

• Natura 2000Natura 2000• Greening proposalsGreening proposals

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What can policy do?

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A policy to A policy to support the support the

wider wider development of development of our countrysideour countryside

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Concentration of production Concentration of production

in most favourable areasin most favourable areas

What if we withdraw public What if we withdraw public support?support?

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What if we withdraw public What if we withdraw public support?support?

Land abandonmentLand abandonment

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What is the challenge?What is the challenge?

What can policy do?What can policy do?

What can you do?What can you do?

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Food waste Food waste creates creates extra extra

greenhouse greenhouse gas gas

emissionsemissions

=What can you do?

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It’s up to us It’s up to us to reduce to reduce

food wastefood waste

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It’s up to us to make our good choices

ORIGIN

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It’s up to us to make our good choices

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Conclusion

Agriculture meets several Agriculture meets several essential needs of our societyessential needs of our society

EU has a Common Agricultural EU has a Common Agricultural Policy that Policy that helps farmers to meet helps farmers to meet

these needsthese needs

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Thank you for your Thank you for your attentionattention

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Average farmer’s income as % of average worker’s income (all

sectors) in EU

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Relative situation of farmer income compared to non-agricultural income

0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%

100%

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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