While the future European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is being discussed for entry into force in 2023, organic farmers believe they are the "big losers in these first tradeoffs".
They denounce a drastic decrease in their aid and believe that this will discourage future conversions.
Are we going to find less organic cereals of French origin on the shelves in the next few years?
This is what organic farmers fear today, while the future European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is being discussed for entry into force in 2023. According to the calculations of their National Federation (FNAB), the aid will drop on average by 66% for those who have chosen organic farming.
"We are the big losers, in the current state of these first arbitrations", denounces Loïc Madeline, national secretary of the FNAB.
"We may even have deconversion"
"Organic farmers will spend an average of 220 euros in support per hectare to 70 euros," he continues at the microphone of Europe 1. "For a few years, 3 or 4 years, successive agriculture ministers have considered that organic farming should live by the market, only by the market. "
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The drop in aid will, according to him, discourage vocations.
"With such weak support, we will not have a resumption of conversions, we may even have deconversion phenomena in certain areas, such as Île-de-France," warns Loïc Madeline.
According to him, "the objective set by Europe to reach 25% of organic products by 2030 will not be reached".