Landwirtschaft a Wäibau

What is the impact of the « Farm to Fork” strategy on our agriculture?

With the "farm to fork" strategy, the European Commission has defined goals to make agriculture more sustainable by 2050. The voices after a global impact study on the objectives are getting louder and louder. The DP MPs Gusty Graas and André Bauler asked the Minister of Agriculture how Luxembourg is dealing with the lack of such a study and whether it will demand one from the Commission. Then the deputies also asked if the ministry has already evaluated what impact the strategy will have on Luxembourg agriculture?

« En mai 2020, la Commission européenne a présenté sa stratégie “De la ferme à la table”, l’une des initiatives clés du pacte vert pour l’Europe. En contribuant aux efforts déployés pour parvenir à la neutralité climatique d’ici 2050, la stratégie vise à faire évoluer le système alimentaire actuel de l’UE vers un modèle durable.

La stratégie contient différents objectifs qui auront des effets cumulatifs et combinés sur le secteur agricole. Lors de différents débats récents au Parlement européen sur la stratégie, le manque d’une étude d’impact globale de la Commission européenne a été soulevé. Or le Commissaire européen Wojciechowski, a déjà annoncé qu’il n’y aurait pas d’étude globale sur l’impact des objectifs proposés, mais seulement une série d’études sur les différents objectifs. Le Parlement européen et le Conseil de l’Union européenne devront prendre position, sans pouvoir disposer d’une telle étude globale.

Dans ce contexte, nous aimerions poser les questions suivantes à Monsieur le Ministre de l’Agriculture, de la Viticulture et du Développement rural :

  • Quelle est la position du Luxembourg face à l’absence d’une étude d’impact globale ?
  • Est-ce que le ministère a déjà évalué l’impact qu’aura la stratégie sur le secteur agricole luxembourgeois ?
  • Est-ce que le Luxembourg se positionnera au Conseil de l’Union européenne sur les textes qui seront proposés par la Commission sans disposer d’une étude d’impact globale ?
  • Dans la négative, est-ce qu’il exigera une telle étude ?»

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