New Plan for Future of Pork Sector in Brittany

FRANCE - After three weeks of consultations with all stakeholders, France's Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll and Brittany's regional president Jean-Yves Le Drian have signed a plan for the future of the pig industry in the region.
calendar icon 24 February 2016
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In a context of imbalance between supply and demand, combined with strong European competition, pig farmers in Brittany have had a constructive dialogue with the authorities and all stakeholders in the sector.

The new initiatives aim to ensure the sustainability of pig production in Brittany, with modernisation of the sector a key objective.

With the new measures, the State and the Region reaffirmed their commitment to the pig industry retaining its place as the pillar of the agriculture and agri-food in Brittany, which is a key agricultural region in Europe.

The ministers called for action in all parts of the pork industry to ensure its future success, including producers, packers, processors, distributors and consumers.

The new action plan includes three points: to ensure better remuneration in the domestic and international market; to continue to improve the competitiveness of each link in the chain; and to encourage the joining of five groups of Breton producers to give them more weight in trade negotiations.

The State and the Region will regularly meet all stakeholders in the sector to discuss their actions, enable actors to report the steps they have taken, share developments and take guidance.

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