Agriculture Ministry sets up working group to define priorities of EU’s Common Agricultural Policy after 2020

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Romania is joining the efforts to simplify and upgrade the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to define its future priorities after 2020 by establishing a technical working group at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR).

According to a press statement by MADR, the group is made up of officials of the MADR, the Environmental Ministry, the Agency for Payments and Intervention in Agriculture (APIA), the Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences of the Romanian Academy, the Institute of Agrarian Economics, relevant universities and research institutes.

“The establishment of the working group has been decided in order to prepare the Romanian agriculture meet the main challenges facing agriculture and the countryside in terms of food security, vitality of rural areas and contribution toward solving climate-change related issues,” reads the statement.

According to the Agriculture Ministry, the specific task of the technical working group is coming up with contributions from the Romanian agriculture amidst the challenges mentioned above be designed during the public consultations started off by the European Commission for the definition of future PAC priorities in terms of upgrading and simplifying PAC policies after 2020.