The EESC "Smart Islands" project is based on the own-initiative of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on Smart islands TEN/558.
One in six people on our planet face a daily struggle to find enough food to live. Food insecurity is thought to affect, in one way or another, more than one third of the population of the ACP countries, mainly in rural areas. This is the reality we need to tackle. And since I am myself a farmer and engaged in farmers' organisations, agricultural resilience is an issue that lies particularly close to my heart.
The NAT section prepares the EESC’s work in two key areas of EU policy: agriculture and rural development, as well as the environment.
Inaugural speech by President Luca JAHIER at the Seminar in Helsinki on Tuesday 7 July 2015.