Saturday 09 June 2012
Italy - CEJA Presidency attends the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) General Assembly 2012
CEJA Presidency attends the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) General Assembly 2012 and calls for increased young farmer representation
The WFO General Assembly is taking place in Rome, Italy from the 6th to the 9th of June 2012. As an associate member of the recently created World Famers’ Organisation, CEJA is attending the event representing European young farmers.
The meeting will touch upon an array of crucial agricultural subjects, including the future of agriculture, food security and new agricultural challenges such as climate change, alongside discussions focusing on internal issues, policies and objectives for the future.
CEJA believes that the representation of young farmers from regions all over the world is essential to the legitimacy and well-functioning of the organisation. It is therefore vital that young farmer organisations have favourable membership rates in order to be part of the WFO as associate members. Promoting young generations in agriculture is a priority across the globe and should be reflected in the WFO structure.
President of CEJA, Joris Baecke, as well as Vice-Presidents Laurent Frantz and Ingrid Petterson are attending the meeting on behalf of the two million European young farmers CEJA represents. Mr Baecke, speaking in Rome on the 6th of June, stated that: “Young farmers are an essential part of such a representative, international organisation. This gives us the opportunity to share our vision of the future with farmers from across the globe. We are committed to taking active participation in the WFO and look forward to meeting young farmer colleagues from other regions of the world”.
Source: newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk
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