The Farmers’ Category held a half-day meeting on Tuesday 27 January 2015. The category spokesperson Yves Somville (BE) introduced the main topic for discussion: ‘Current situation and perspectives for the agricultural market’ to which a number of actors were invited. Mr. Pierluigi Londero, Head of Unit of DG AGRIE.2 – Agricultural modelling and outlook, presented the short and medium-term prospects for EU agricultural markets and Prof. Jose-Maria Garcia-Alvarez-Coque, of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, presented a study for which he was co-ordinator entitled: ‘EU member States in Agri-food world markets: current competitive position and perspectives’. The members then heard from the rapporteurs, members of the Category, about the current state of play of the ongoing draft opinions (NAT/633, NAT/630 and NAT/655) and finished the morning examining some proposals for the 2015 category work programme.
Meeting of the farmers' Category
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