10 December 2020

A member of the Association Epeka, Soc. Ent., and members of the consortium of the project Farm – a place of diversity, funded by the European Fund for Rural Development from sub-measure 16.9., have attended the 6th European Congress of Young Farmers.

The 6th European Congress of Young Farmers The EPP will focus on the role that young farmers can play in the Common Agricultural Policy and in the Covid world. The F2F strategy will also address the possibilities for smart and sustainable farming. During the panel discussions, do not miss the opportunity to interact with EU policy makers and agricultural stakeholders.

An essential part of the congress is the European Award for Young Farmers. It rewards young farmers for their sustainable and innovative practices in addressing some of the biggest agricultural challenges such as generational renewal, climate change mitigation, food security and technological progress. This year, the award will be presented in three categories: Digital, Environmentally Sustainable and Food Champion in Agriculture.

Moderator: Elena Cavallone, journalist- Euronews

Opening by hosting the MEPs:
– Nuno Melo, MEP of EPP – Portugal
– Juan Ignacio Zoido Álvares, MEP of EPP – Spain
– Asim Ademov, MEP of EPP – Bulgaria

Message from the EU Commissioner for Agriculture:
– Janusz Wojciechowski

What role can young farmers play in the new CAP and the world after Covid ?:
– Norbert Lins, Chair of the EP Committee on Agriculture
– Eduardo Oliveira e Sousa, President of the CAP
– Pedro Barato, President of ASAJA
– Jannes Maes, President of CEJA

Strategy proposal From farm to fork: Towards smart and sustainable farming ?:
– Herbert Dorfmann, MEP – Italy
– Géraldine Kutas, Director General of ECPA
– Garlich von Essen, Secretary General of Euroseeds
– Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General of COPA-COGECA

Presentation of the best national projects of young farmers

Presentation of the assessment methodology by Ecorys:
– Giulia Martino

Presentation of the jury and summary of the evaluation process:
– Norbert Lins, Chair of the EP Committee on Agriculture

Award ceremony:
– Digital champion in agriculture
– Environmentally friendly champion in agriculture
– Food champion in agriculture

Project Farm – Place of Diversity is financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Rural Development Programme 2014—2020

The managing authority of the program is the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food.