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News article11 May 2022Representation in Cyprus

Commissioner Wojciechowski in Turkey for the first High-Level Dialogue on Agriculture

On 11 and 12 May, Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski is in Turkey to hold the first EU-Turkey high-level dialogue on agriculture with Vahit Kirişçi, Turkish minister of agriculture and forestry.

Participation of Janusz Wojciechowski, European Commissioner, in the launch of the EU Organic Awards

Under the overall theme of “Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security”, Commissioner Wojciechowski and Minister Kirişçi will discuss three main topics: food security, agricultural reforms and rural development strategies in Turkey and the EU, trade in agri-food products between Turkey and the EU, and the EU support to rural development in Turkey through the Instrument for Pre-Accession in Rural Development (IPARD). On 12 May, Commissioner Wojciechowski will visit a family farm funded under the Turkish IPARD II programme (2014-2020). Trade is an important part of EU and Turkey relations in the agri-food sector. Turkey is the EU's eleventh export destination and the eighth import origin for agri-food products while the EU is Turkey's major trading partner. The Commission keeps monitoring the situation on food security closely and its impact on farmers and consumers, following up on its Communication presented on 23 March on the topic. 

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Publication date
11 May 2022
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Representation in Cyprus