Feeding Europe's future together!

Copa and Cogeca are the united voice of farmers and agri-cooperatives in the EU. Together, we ensure that EU agriculture is sustainable, innovative and competitive, while guaranteeing food security for 500 million people throughout Europe. 



Congratulations to Mr. Bernhard Feneis (Deutscher Bauernverband) who was elected as Chair during the meeting of the Working Party on Fish on 24th of February. Congratulations also to Mr. Pier Antonio Salvador (Confagricoltura) and Mr. Béla Halasi-Kovacs, (Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture) for being elected as Vice-Chairs! Copa-Cogeca look forward to your work for European aquaculture and fisheries farmers and cooperatives!



Key Highlights


Agriculture is one of the most integrated sectors at European level and lies at the heart of many European institution initiatives. Copa and Cogeca organise themselves so as to respond to the challenges and questions posed by European decision-makers, allowing European farmers and cooperatives to put forward their views and proposals concerning a multitude of subjects that directly affect farmers no matter what agricultural activity they are involved in. In the following 12 categories, you will find our positions on key issues affecting the future of European agriculture.

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Our Vision – We Farm 4 EU

The coming decade is pivotal for EU agriculture. Many challenges lie ahead. We will face difficult debates on generation renewal, low farm income, market volatility and climate change. As European farmers and cooperatives, we are aware of and ready to navigate these difficult issues and to weather the changes in store. We seek to deliver the type of agriculture that our citizens expect and demand: agriculture that provides a high level of food security and high standards of quality, welfare, sustainability and environmental protection. This is our commitment to Europe! In return, we look to Europe’s leaders to deliver the policy framework that will feed our future.  

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Copa-Cogeca TV

EU-MERCOSUR DEAL- Do you really want to import the type of agriculture we don't want in Europe?

6 minutes to understand the 3 main reasons why EU farmers are opposed to the Mercosur Deal as it stands and why it is an unfair deal for farmers and consumers

No, the CAP proposal is not a greenwashing exercise!

by Christiane Lambert, Copa President (23.10.20)

International Rural Women Day

A message of encouragement from Lotta Folkesson, Chair of COPA Women's Committee (15.10.20)

Sustainable Forest Management for Forest Biodiversity

This campaign is powered by the forest and forest-based sectors to provide insight into the contribution of SFM in enhancing forest biodiversity (12.10.20)

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