April Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written statement – made on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Agriculture and Fisheries Council takes place in Luxembourg on 15 April.

As the provisional agenda stands, the primary focus for agriculture will be on the Post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform package. Ministers will exchange views on the green architecture elements in the Regulation on CAP Strategic Plans.

Council will also exchange views on the agricultural aspects of the Commission’s strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy, the market situation, and the Task Force in Rural Africa, an expert group set up by the European Commission.

There are currently four items scheduled for discussion under ‘any other business’:

  • information from the Presidency on research and agriculture.
  • information from the Commission on the Declaration on Smart and Sustainable Digital Future for European Agriculture and Rural Areas.
  • information from the Netherlands delegation on the EU Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation.