European farmers and producers mobilized for the Agriculture and Fisheries Council Summit this 14th of March

Press Release

Brussels, 13 March 2016

In view of the European Union Agriculture and Fisheries Council Summit this Monday, the European Coordination Via Campesina is supporting the demonstrations carried out by its members in different European countries- actions intended in pushing European policy makers to adopt mandatory regulation to solve the current crisis faced by European farmers.

Furthermore, ECVC reiterates to the EU governments gathered in Brussels the urgent need to create and implement new public tools and mechanisms to guarantee equitable revenues for milk producers, with prices that cover production costs.

Mechanisms designed, moreover, for the prevention of crisis, limiting production and facilitating its dynamic and fair management measures that would bring back better prices, and allow the preservation of the countless dairy producers across Europe’s various regions. By the same token, considering the environmental, social and economic challenges Europe and the world face, out of this Council Summit must come out policies that support and encourage small scale and family farms- models of agriculture that answer these problems and would assure Food Sovereignty in the different countries of Europe.

Find the calls for mobilizations for Monday the 14th of March from the Fédération Unie de Groupements d’Éleveurs et d’Agriculteurs – ECVC (Belgium), Mouvement d’ Action Paysanne- ECVC (Belgium) and the Confederação Nacional da Agricultura (Portugal) and the ECVC.

Contacts press:

Génévieve Savigny, ECVC Coordinating Committee

Jose-Miguel Pacheco, ECVC Coordinating Committee

European Coordination Via Campesina

Rue de la Sablonnière 18, 1000 Brussels (BE)

T: +32 (0)2 21 73 112

F:+32 (0)2 21 84 509