MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “A historic challenge is facing the trialogue between the European Parliament, the EU Commission and the member states on future agricultural subsidies. The set of rules must ensure that the money only supports those farms that protect the climate, biological diversity, water, air and soil. But it also has to secure fair paid jobs locally. This is the only way to ensure food sovereignty in the medium and long term. And only in this way can local, sustainable farms also be socially stabilized. At the same time, this is also a contribution to sustainable rural areas, “explains Kirsten Tackmann, agricultural policy spokeswoman for the DIE LINKE parliamentary group, at the start of the trialogue talks between the EU Agricultural Council, the European Commission and the EU Parliament on the future common agricultural policy (CAP) on June 10th. November. Tackmann continues: “Public money for public services must finally become the basic principle of agricultural support instead of securing the cheapest possible production of goods for the benefit of corporations. This includes, for example, not promoting the business models of non-agricultural investors. Particularly important ecological services must be compulsory, and voluntary programs must allow non-bureaucratic leeway to solve regional challenges. Agricultural support programs must have an incentive and income effect. Alternative models such as solidarity agriculture must be supported as well as the entry of young farmers into agriculture. In addition, the agricultural subsidy must also recognize social services of the agricultural enterprises in the regions, such as fair paid jobs or regional security of supply. Agricultural support must be designed socially and ecologically, otherwise it has no social legitimation. “
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