Ernährungssicherheit

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  • verabschiedet on 19/10/2016 - Bureau decision date: 21/01/2016
    Referenz
    NAT/680-EESC-2016-01870-00-00-ac-tra
    Workers - GR II
    Germany

    Over recent years, there has been a shift in bargaining power in the food supply chain, mostly to the advantage of the retail sector and some transnational companies and to the detriment of suppliers, in particular primary producers. The concentration of bargaining power has led to the abuse of positions of dominance causing weaker operators to become increasingly vulnerable to Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs). The opinion takes stock of the impact of UTPs, stresses the difficult position of the most vulnerable actors along the chain and calls for action at EU level to stop UTPs and promote a fairer food supply chain.

    EESC opinion: Promoting a fairer agro-food supply chain
  • verabschiedet on 25/05/2016 - Bureau decision date: 08/12/2015
    Referenz
    NAT/677-EESC-2016-01-01-0232
    (Lithuania

    In the past few years, civil society has been increasingly concerned about the environmental and social impact of food production and consumption. At the request of the Dutch EU Presidency, the EESC is preparing an exploratory opinion on how to achieve sustainable food systems in a resource-constrained world. The opinion takes a holistic and comprehensive approach, looking at the interdependence of food production and consumption as well as fostering inter-sectoral cooperation.

    EESC opinion: More sustainable food systems (exploratory opinion requested by the Dutch presidency)
  • verabschiedet on 17/09/2015
    Referenz
    NAT/662-EESC-2015-01-01-01349-00-03-AC-TRA
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    510
    -

    Opinion on The importance of agricultural trade for the future development of agriculture and farming in the EU in the context of global food security

    EESC opinion: Agricultural trade/global food security
    Agricultural trade statistics
  • verabschiedet on 16/09/2015
    Referenz
    NAT/669-EESC-0000-01-01-02913-00-01-ac-tra
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Workers - GR II
    Netherlands
    Plenary session number
    510
    -
    EESC opinion: New provisions of GMOs and GM food and feed
  • verabschiedet on 21/01/2015
    Referenz
    NAT/632-EESC-2014-00926-00-00-ac-tra
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Estonia
    Plenary session number
    504
    -

     

    Growing global demand for food and the financial investors' interest in the agricultural sector have led to large-scale acquisitions, also known as "land grabbing", of farming land all over the world. .

    The aim of the opinion is to take stock of the land grabbing phenomenon in the EU, and to discuss its extent and various causes. The document should explain the implications of this process for the environment, jobs, the local population, rural life and food security. It focuses on large-scale acquisitions of agricultural land (including the associated bodies of water), which should be seen as a natural resource.

    As 2014 has been designated as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) by the UN, the opinion will also contribute to the debate in this context.

    EESC opinion: Land grabbing in Europe/family farming
  • verabschiedet on 20/03/2013
    Referenz
    NAT/570-EESC-2012-1917
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    488
    -

    Up to 50% of food gets wasted in EU households, supermarkets, restaurants and along the food supply chain each year, while 79 million EU citizens live beneath the poverty line and 16 million depend on food aid from charitable institutions. The proposed own-initiative opinion should give impetus to draw up at the European level a coordinated strategy, combining EU-wide and national measures, to improve the efficiency of food supply and consumption chains and to tackle food wastage as a matter of urgency.

    Prevention and reduction of food waste
  • verabschiedet on 08/12/2011
    Referenz
    NAT/532-EESC-2011-1862
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    476
    -
    EESC Opinion: Distribution of food products to the most deprived persons in the Union
  • verabschiedet on 20/01/2011
    Referenz
    NAT/486-EESC-2011-70
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    468
    -
    EESC Opinion: Food products/Distribution to the most deprived persons
  • The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) aims to lay the groundwork for a post-2027 common agricultural policy (CAP) that is resilient and sustainable and meets the needs of both farmers and society. The Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU has tasked the EESC with formulating an opinion on how to achieve strategic autonomy and sustainable food production.The opinion adopted at its January plenary session.

  • In the opinion, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

    • welcomes the communication from the European Commission regarding the fertiliser crisis and its impact on European farmers (higher costs), consumers (food price inflation) and industry workers;
    • calls for both short-term and longer-term measures to limit the EU's dependence on imported mineral fertilisers, reduce the environmental impact of crop fertilisation and improve the functioning of the EU fertiliser market;
    • welcomes the establishment of a new fertiliser market observatory in 2023 to ensure transparency in the EU fertiliser market;

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