The Agriculture and Environment theme includes large future-oriented issues, such as the Common Agriculture Policy, the Sustainable Development Strategy, the EU Forestry Strategy, as well as more specific and technical issues linked to waste management, animal health standards and aquaculture measures.
The main policy areas are the following:
- sustainable development
- food safety
- security of food supply
- animal welfare
- climate change
Those themes are mainly treated by the Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment (NAT), and the Sustainable Development Observatory, with the contribution of the the Farmers category and the Consumer and Environment category.