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#eaAgriFood Twitter Chat: Towards a fair food supply chain


#eaAgriFood Twitter Chat: Towards a fair food supply chain

The discussion about market transparency, unfair trading practices (UTPs) and the role of EU farmers in the food supply chain has now taken center stage.

A market-oriented Common Agricultural Policy has opened new doors to EU farmers but simultaneously new challenges have emerged.

Farmers want an EU framework that would ensure their position in the food chain against unfair trading practices (UTPs) and push for greater market transparency.

The European Commission will table a legislative proposal on food supply chain. It is foreseen that this proposal will be adopted by the College around April. According to EU officials, the proposal will reflect the analysis in the ongoing impact assessment.

EURACTIV invites you to this one hour long online Twitter Chat to discuss the following questions:
• How do you evaluate the European Commission's report on unfair trading practices in the food supply chain?
• How could the EU boost farmers’ collective bargaining power and defend their interests in the food supply chain?
• Can EU farmers work together in a structured way in order to face rising market demands?
• What is the role of food processors and retailers? What food chain could ensure their viability as well?
• How could consumers be affected by a structured food supply chain?

What’s a Twitter chat and how to join it?
A Twitter Chat occurs when a group of Twitter users get online at a pre-arranged date and time to discuss a specific topic that uses a designated #hashtag (for this chat it’s #eaAgriFood).
The host of the Tweet Chat posts questions that are usually identified as Q1, Q2 and so on, to promote answers, which are usually identified as A1, A2 and so on, from the participants of the Twitter Chat.
Tweet Chats usually last about an hour. The hashtag links the questions and answers in a virtual conversation.

Please let us know that you intend to join this online Twitter discussion by tweeting at @eaAgriFood and mentioning “#eaAgriFood chat” or sending us a message @eaAgriFood.

The event is organised in the framework of the project Do we take the CAP for granted?, funded with support from the European Commission.


Twitter #eaAgriFood
Find us on Twitter by searching for #eaAgriFood


@paolodecastro - Paolo De Castro MEP, Vice-President of the AGRI Committee, European Parliament
@MollyMEP - Molly Scott Cato MEP, Member of the AGRI Committee, European Parliament
@DacianaSarbu - Daciana Sarbu MEP, Substitute Member of the AGRI Committee, European Parliament
@Eurovia_Group - EUROVIA
@FarmEurope - Farm Europe
@beuc - BEUC, European Consumer Organisation
@Gaia_Epixeirein - Gaia Epixeirein
@COPACOGECA - COPA-COCEGA, the united voice of farmers and their cooperatives in the European Union


Sarantis Michalopoulous, EURACTIV Journalist @eaAgriFood and @SarantisMich


12:30 Start #eaAgriFood Twitter Chat
13:30 End #eaAgriFood Twitter Chat