The Commission’s proposals on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post‐2020 made the Research‐Innovation‐Advice nexus a key priority with the aim of promoting sustainable growth in agricultural productivity and rural development. The proposal allocates €10 billion for this priority through the EU’s Horizon Europe research programme, and it envisages strengthening the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems as well as knowledge exchange through the European Innovation Partnership.
The Commission informs Ministers on the state of play of the action against African swine fever. Czech delegation declaration on combating African Swine Fever (ASF) in the European Union.
The Presidency informs Ministers on the bioeconomy conference “European Bioeconomy Scene 2019” held in Helsinki on 8-10 July 2019.
The EU’s budget for 2020 should include more climate action funding and higher investment in sustainable technologies, according to Monika Hohlmeier, Parliament’s budget negotiator.