Brussels, 27 November 2020
Marcel van der Vliet, CELCAA President, was one of the panelists at an event organised by FC2A on 27th November 2020, looking at the impact of the Farm to Fork Strategy on French and European agriculture. Stressing that the European Union is the leader in exports in agri-food worldwide – reaching the value of 152 billion € in 2019- Marcel van der Vliet questioned the impact of the Strategy on the competitiveness of European agriculture and its impact on trade, and noted that a global impact assessment on the proposed measures, is still missing.
FC2A, the French platform of the trade in agri-food, organised a high level on-line conference on the ‘Green Deal: the ambition and perspective for agriculture’ featuring the intervention of Julien Denormandie, French Minister for Agriculture, Mr Poyer, President of FC2A, Jérémy Decerle, Member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the European Parliament, and elected representatives from different French organisations in the agri-food sector. Marcel van der Vliet, President of CELCAA was one of the panelists in the panel discussing the impact of Farm to Fork, along with Philippe Mitko, President of COCERAL, the European Trade association in cereals and agro-supply, and Samuel Masse, Vice-President of CEJA, the European Young Farmers’ association.