Blog: From farm to fork: Future outlook for the EU agri-food sector

The EU agri-food sector is likely to undergo dramatic changes in the years to come. David Bielik, Account Executive at Fipra Slovakia, identifies the main challenges and offers various possible developments.

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The agri-food environment has been a vital pillar of the EU economic and social development. A changing world impacts global food systems through major trends such as population growth, well-being or environment sustainability. Brussels is naturally not immune to these challenges, so what kind of response may we expect from the EU?

The EU has been an evolving project since its inception. Along the way significant progress has been made in developing legal frameworks and common policies addressing a wide range of policy areas. The historical contribution of the agri-food sector in designing a common policy cannot be overlooked. In this regard, the longest-serving EU policy – Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), reflects the principles of unity the EU has been standing on ever since. With an initial aim to ensure fair living standards for the agricultural community, it has been a success story of cooperation within the bloc. However, considering socio-structural changes, the framework has undergone various simplification attempts that are continuing.

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