European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
Together for decent work and fair pay from farm to fork

Agriculture

Europe numbers one million agricultural employers who provide work to over 7 million workers. With 15 million farm holdings, in which over 40 million people work, the agriculture sector makes a vital contribution to healthy nutrition, and still plays a key role in the economic, environmental and social policies in Europe. EFFAT activities in the agriculture sector include promoting a sustainable Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), safeguarding employment and fair pay in rural areas, and further developing social dialogue in order to improve working conditions in this sector.

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  • 23/04/2015
    The effects of demographic change on the situation of workers and others employed in European farming
    This brochure has been carried out in the framework of the European project on demographic challenges  in agriculture, with the financial support from the European Commission (DG EMPL) and in partnership with our affiliated organizations in the agricultural sector. It presents a common...
  • 20/04/2015
    The challenges of demographic change for agricultural employment: making the agricultural industry more appealing
    This report is the summary report of the European project on "Demographic challenges in agriculture" carried out in partnership with our affiliated members in Bulgaria (FNSZ), Czech Republic (OSPZV-ASO CR), France (FGA-CFDT), Germany (IG BAU), Italy (ALPAA, FAI-CISL, FLAI-CGIL), Spain (FEAGRA-CCOO...
  • 27/06/2014
    Green jobs in agriculture and rural areas
    This brochure was compiled within the framework of the one-year project entitled ‘Development of green jobs in the agricultural sector: contribution to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy’.It was funded by the European Commission, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and...
  • 16/05/2014
    European Elections 2014: Manifesto of the European Social Partners in Agriculture
    From 22 to 25 May 2014, the citizens in the 28 Member States of the European Union are called on to vote for the members of the European Parliament. These include some 40 million voters, farmers, workers and family workers, who are active in agriculture. These people form an important part of the...
  • 15/04/2014
    EFFAT position on the seasonal workers directive
    The European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) represents 120 national trade unions from 38 European countries, and defends the interests of more than 2.6 million members towards the European Institutions, European industrial associations and enterprise management.In...
  • 11/12/2013
    Study: Development in agriculture and rural areas of Bulgaria
    A new study titled Development in agriculture and rural areas of Bulgaria: From implementing full EU CAP in the first seven years of full EU membership and the potentials for improvements by Iordan Velikov provides a comprehensive analysis of development and the rural areas in...

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EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.