The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Ciolos, and China Minister for Agriculture, Han Changfu, signed in Beijing a Cooperation Plan on Agriculture and Rural Development. Building on established relations between China and the European Union, this Plan will give a new impetus to our partnership and bring mutual benefits by establishing a stronger and closer relationship in agriculture, so that we tackle bilateral and international challenges more effectively together.
Both sides will in particular gain from sharing ideas, best practices, and innovative solutions. We will address issues of food security, as well as our environmental challenges, so as to make agriculture more sustainable and enhance agricultural trade relations. Focusing on common priorities will bring new momentum to EU-China relations in agriculture and rural development. Priority sectors for cooperation may include: food security, international cooperation, environmental-friendly agriculture, organic farming, and food safety.
Tuesday June 12, 2012/ Europea Commission/ European Union.