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Opinion Number: CDR 3137/2020
Rapporteur: CROS Guillaume
Commission: NAT
Status: Adopted
Date: 05/02/2021
 
proposes that the future CAP should further promote agro-ecological practices such as crop diversification, long crop rotations, hedges, cultivating leguminous plants, constant soil cover, mixed crop-livestock farming, etc.;
calls for the implementation of the proposals set out in its previous opinions on the future CAP and pastoralism;
recommends that the Member States introduce a system of bonuses and penalties as part of the eco-schemes of the new common agricultural policy;
calls for an end to cage rearing, suggests creating a European "animal welfare" label, and recommends clear, mandatory labelling of the husbandry method;
calls on the European Commission to propose a new European directive on agricultural soils to halt the decrease in their organic matter content and stop erosion;
calls for new European legislation on seeds to enable the use and marketing of farmer-saved seeds;
proposes that the EU implement the recommendations made by the European Parliament in its 2017 own-initiative report on farmland concentration in the EU and Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure adopted by the FAO in 2012;
recommends measures such as: reducing VAT on organic, local and seasonal products, "local" meal vouchers for such products, and a significant percentage of organic, local and seasonal products in mass catering;
calls on the EU to coordinate and facilitate a network of municipalities committed to taking measures to promote resilient, sustainable agricultural and food systems.
THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS



- proposes that the future CAP should further promote agro-ecological practices such as crop diversification, long crop rotations, hedges, cultivating leguminous plants, constant soil cover, mixed crop-livestock farming, etc.;

- calls for the implementation of the proposals set out in its previous opinions on the future CAP and pastoralism;

- recommends that the Member States introduce a system of bonuses and penalties as part of the eco-schemes of the new common agricultural policy;

- calls for an end to cage rearing, suggests creating a European "animal welfare" label, and recommends clear, mandatory labelling of the husbandry method;

- calls on the European Commission to propose a new European directive on agricultural soils to halt the decrease in their organic matter content and stop erosion;

- calls for new European legislation on seeds to enable the use and marketing of farmer-saved seeds;

- proposes that the EU implement the recommendations made by the European Parliament in its 2017 own-initiative report on farmland concentration in the EU and Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure adopted by the FAO in 2012;

- recommends measures such as: reducing VAT on organic, local and seasonal products, "local" meal vouchers for such products, and a significant percentage of organic, local and seasonal products in mass catering;

- calls on the EU to coordinate and facilitate a network of municipalities committed to taking measures to promote resilient, sustainable agricultural and food systems.