The Commission has published a key analysis of the existing EU policies supporting the agri-food sector to “become greener, more digital and resilient.”
With it, the Commission says it is launching a public consultation inviting interested parties to propose actions to accelerate the twin transition of the sector.
The consultation is open to the whole industrial value chain, as well as public authorities, social partners, research organizations and others.
In parallel, the Commission plans to organise workshops to discuss and collect views on how to make this industrial ecosystem more competitive. The objective is to co-create a Transition Pathway for the agri-food sector by the end of 2023.
The Commission proposed to develop transition pathways in different industrial ecosystems in the May 2021 industrial strategy update.
The Update was accompanied by the first annual single market report which offers an analysis of the challenges faced by different ecosystems and serves as a starting point for preparation of the transition pathways.
The public consulation on the transition pathway for the agri-food industry will last until 19 September.
Meanwhile the EC has delivered its verdict on its recent summit with the Community of Latin American and the Caribbean states (CELAC).
The two sides held their 3rd Summit in Brussels last week.
The meeting gathered Heads of State and Government of the EU Member States and of the 33 CELAC states for the first time in eight years.
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said: “This EU-CELAC Summit felt like a new beginning between old friends.”
“These are times of great geopolitical change and like-minded friends like the EU and Latin American and Caribbean partners need to get closer. This is what we are doing with our new Global Gateway Investment Agenda, under which we will invest more than €45 billion in the region. We want to bring benefits to local communities, and create value chains locally, in the region. This is the spirit of our partnership.”