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.
06/06/2003Speaking on the occasion of the meeting of the European Commission’s advisory forum on tobacco, EFFAT Agriculture Secretary Arnd Spahn referred to the more than 150,000 jobs which would be put at risk by a reform of the common market organisation for tobacco in European...
04/06/2003After a series of proposals from the Commission and Parliament of the European Union which have shown the way for the reform of the CAP, it now lies in the power of the Ministers of Agriculture and Heads of State and Government of the Member States to implement a sustainable...
30/10/2002Three days after the EU Summit on the agricultural compromise, members of the Czech agricultural trade union OSZVP-ASO from all over the Republic gathered today in Prague to hand in to the Parliament a petition on agricultural reform signed by more than 130.000 farmers. More than 3.000 farmers...
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.