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.

Arnd Spahn
a.spahn@effat.org

Health & safety: Better protection for workers

Health & safety: Better protection for workers

Every year thousands of workers die in the European agriculture, hundreds of thousands are injured and many fall ill. Our industries are still the most dangerous of all industries worldwide and in Europe. EFFAT and its member unions reaffirm the importance of...