What we do

Informing consumers

European consumers are increasingly keen to know more about their food, and their expectations have increased. In this regard, quality has become a broad concept that includes many different elements, such as tradition, origin, know-how, animal welfare, carbon impact or effect on health. The selection of an agricultural product goes beyond just the product itself.

What we believe

Meeting consumer demand

We are continuously improving in order to offer the European market a plethora of safe and nutritious products satisfying citizens’ needs and desires. Given the diverse nature of European agriculture, culinary heritage and market prospects, quality differentiation is a strategic goal and a key to the future of European agriculture, together with efforts to improve efficiency and competitiveness. We believe that the European farming sector has the capacity to respond to all new consumer demands as soon as this new market provides fair incomes and a minimum level of support.

What we call for

A quality policy

We call upon the European institutions to continue to ensure a strong European policy on agricultural product quality. European agricultural products are widely known for their quality; this should continue to be a strategic objective of our Common Agricultural Policy.

Protection of EU products

Strengthening our geographical indications (GI) system and its international protection, maintaining existing marketing standards and sales descriptions, and clear labelling rules and denominations are essential for European farmers and their cooperatives.