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Risorse genetiche in agricoltura – dalla conservazione all'uso sostenibile

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Opinion Number: CDR 1277/2014
Rapporteur: VARACALLI Giuseppe
Commission: NAT
Status: Adopted
Date: 26/06/2014
 
In line with concerns expressed in the CoR opinion, the European Parliament decided to reject the Commission proposal for Regulation on the production and making available on the market of plant reproductive material (plant reproductive material law) COM(2013) 262 and asked the Commision to submit a new proposal.
THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS



- is concerned about the fact, acknowledged in the report, that the Community programme, which has developed over the years, has failed to prevent a "continued loss of agricultural biodiversity";

- stresses the need for an about turn in the relationship between research and use, so that the scientific research depends on the specific needs of farmers;

- calls on the Commission to mobilise resources to make the operational information and the work of the focus group on genetic resources more widely available;

- points out that the beneficiaries of the Community programme on the conservation, collection, characterisation and utilisation of genetic resources in agriculture were mainly research institutes and that it is now necessary to encourage wider participation of end-users in the new programme;

- requests that the new proposal for a regulation on the production and making available on the market of plant reproductive material provide for proper support to small and medium-sized producers and users of old, rare and traditional varieties and "niche" varieties, which make up a significant share of the genetic diversity of cultivated plant species;

- requests that the new proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the production and making available on the market of plant reproductive material allow for organic seed to be certified on the basis of criteria adapted to organic production, thereby allowing the development of plants according to the environment and the evolution of strains and populations.

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Rapporteur's activities

3rd High Level Steering Board Meeting of the European Innovation Partnership on Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability to promote recommendation put forward by the rapporteur.

 
29 Jun
 

CoR Commission activity

Opinion adopted at Plenary session

 
25 Jun
 

Council

 
11 Jun
 

CoR Commission activity

Table ronde en commission NAT : Intervention de Mme Emanuela Galeazzi, Responsable de politiques, Recherche et innovation, DG AGRI, Commission européenne, de Mme Iga Niznik, en charge de la Communication à Arche Noah et de Mme Isabelle Goldringer, responsable de l'unité Diversité, Evolution et Adaptation des Populations (DEAP) à l'UMR de Génétique Végétale de l'INRA.

 
07 Apr
 

CoR Commission activity

Opinion adopted in commission meeting

 
07 Apr
 

Rapporteur's activities

Rencontre avec la DG AGRI Mme Emanuela Galeazzi

 
16 Feb
 

CoR Commission activity

 
16 Feb
 

CoR Commission activity

 
 

The NAT commission appointed Mr Giuseppe Varacalli (IT/ALDE)

 
05 Feb
 

European Commission

 
28 Nov
 

European Commission

Report published

 
27 Nov
 

Rapporteur's activities

Meeting with the EP rapporteur on the new Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the production and making available on the market of plant reproductive material

 
14 Sep