The AREFLH has kept up quite an active pace this summer with the continuation of its lobbying work but also with the presence of the president Simona Caselli on various events of the fruit and vegetable sector.
Regarding the European dossiers, in July the AREFLH collaborated on the joint declaration of the agri-food sector on the revision of the promotion policy and the 2022 annual work programme (more information).
AREFLH also responded to the public consultation on the revision of European marketing standards for agricultural products (read more).
On July 16th, President Simona Caselli won the Oscar of the Italian F&V sector (Oscar dell'Ortofrutta Italiana 2021), during an event organised in the province of Bari by the newspaper Il Corriere Ortofrutticolo. Read more.
The President Caselli also had the honour to speak on 22 July at the "Food for Earth - Environment, Climate and Energy" conference, organised on the sidelines of the G20. Ms Caselli spoke about the importance of farmers' organisations, innovation for all and carbon sequestration (see the replay in English, Ms Caselli's speech from 50').
Finally, Simona Caselli represented AREFLH at a round table on "How to react and restart after the pandemic: business resilience for the future of food systems and the next generation of the EU" organised by the World Food Forum and integrated into the Cibus Congress, in Parma, Italy (see Ms Caselli's intervention, in Italian at 02:31:00)
The informal meeting of agriculture ministers took place in Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia from September 5-7, 2021. In addition to the ministerial meeting, which traditionally takes place on the last day, the meeting also included a field visit. This provided representatives of EU Member States with an overview of Slovenia's cultural landscape and the coexistence of urban and rural environments.
The President of the Andalusia region Juanma Moreno, as a speaker of the Committee of the Regions, participated on September 7 to the meeting of the Council of European Ministers of Agriculture on the future of rural areas. He called on the European Commission to increase the participation of European regions in the Recovery Fund for Europe, the Next Generation EU, in order to stimulate rural areas.
He thus declared: "we believe that sufficient technical support must be considered so that local and regional authorities, which have less powers in terms of programming and spending of European Union funds, can have greater ability to apply and control Next Generation funds ".
As part of the European project Console, this month AREFLH focuses on a case study about “monitoring and boosting environmentally beneficial practice in the olive grove within the framework of the new CAP measures
Trips are tiny insects, very tricky to ID making them one of the most difficult insects to control. In the SmartProtect article of this month you can learn about these the 17.000-genes Thysanopotera and IPM fact control.
The Fraich'Cook Tour consists of 5 unique animations based in the Interfel foodtruck which has been touring France since June: cooking demos, a fruit and vegetable wheel, anti-waste information and a selfie booth. On board, an influencer and in the audience, around the wheel, a chef and a dietician.
5-7 October: Fruit attraction with a face-to-face version in Madrid and one online. The organisers assure that the event will be able to welcome visitors in a physically thanks to the covid 19 protocol that will be implemented.
14-15 October : second edition of the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Conference, hybrid format, with the documents and recordings from the first edition available on the following link (in English only): Read more.
20-28 November : the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) encourages to carry out awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management. Registrations for EWWR 2021 will open in September 2021. ewwr.eu/
24-26 November : ICOP 2021– 15th International Conference of Producer Organisations for fruit and vegetables in Weiz (city nearby Graz), Austria and also online.