At the instigation of Stéphane Travert, France’s Minister of Agriculture and Food, all national stakeholders with an interest in the future of the CAP were brought together for the first time on Tuesday 19 December 2017 at the OECD. Representatives of the three major bodies of fundamental importance for EU policy also took part in the “Toward the 2020 CAP” conference, most notably Commissioner Phil Hogan, members of the European Parliament and several European ministers of agriculture.
The objectives of the CAP are enshrined in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). Considered together, the benefits of its implementation across the EU make the CAP a European policy for the future for the Union and one of major importance for France.
Announced by Emmanuel Macron last June, the French National Food Conference aims to revitalise the creation of value and its fair distribution, enable farmers and growers to earn a decent living from their work by receiving payment of fair prices, support a transformation in models of production in order to respond more effectively to consumer expectations and needs and, lastly, promote consumer choice with food that is healthy, safe and sustainable.