Georgantas: The compass of the new CAP 2023-2027 shows a green economy

Georgantas: The compass of the new CAP 2023-2027 shows a green economy

His optimism for the next day of the primary sector in the context of the new programming period, which focuses on the green economy, expressed the Minister of Rural Development and Food, Georgios Georgantas, speaking at a conference entitled “New CAP 2023-2027 Challenges and Opportunities”, organized yesterday in Thessaloniki by the Agricultural Partnership of Thessaloniki S.A., in cooperation with the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.

Admitting that it is not an easy task to transition to the “green economy” that the CAP 2023-2027 focuses on, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development noted that “if the green deal does not succeed and we do not lead to a zero footprint, we will not have the scope to develop any action”. Besides, he observed, “we will not only farm the land for the next 20 years, but our children should be able to farm it.”

Mr. Georgantas described the “European Green Deal” as a foundation stone for the orientation of the new CAP 2023-2037 and stressed that “the goal is to shape a prosperous and fair society based on a modern and developed economy, with more efficient use of natural resources, while maintaining market competitiveness with the simultaneous goal of zero emissions of greenhouse gases and other environmental pollutants by 2050”.

Among other things, he noted that the new CAP 2023-2027 sets the basis for the transition to the new era, “the era of sustainability, the era of digitization, the era of knowledge, the era of innovation” and called it a great challenge for our country to close the rigidities of the past, but also “to serve a specific target to have an efficient primary sector for producers”.