Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries
For contributions to and accomplishments in driving Europe’s agricultural revolution, supporting fisheries and/or development of rural areas
Clara Aguilera (S&D, ES)
As the S&D Group’s coordinator of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) and a member of the Committee on Fisheries (PECH), MEP Clara Aguilera has long served as the Rapporteur for the Fisheries Control Regulation, a very complex file under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). MEP Aguilera has also served as Shadow Rapporteur for a variety of reports and opinions that impact agriculture. Currently, she doesn’t only work as the Rapporteur for the co-management of fisheries in the EU, and a sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture, but MEP Aguilera also contributes to a variety of plenary debates with insightful opinions on many matters.
Paola De Castro (S&D, IT)
MEP Paolo De Castro is a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), a Professor of Agricultural Economics, and a former Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies in Italy. He has put tremendous effort into finding compromises among the AGRI, Legal Affairs and the Internal Market Committees, as the Rapporteur for the Geographical Indications in Agricultural Products. MEP De Castro has actively taken part in a variety of plenary debates in the European Parliament including debated on fertilisers in the EU, Save bees and farmers, and a long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas, among other files.
Ulrike Müller (RE, DE)
MEP Ulrike Müller is the Rapporteur for a new EU Forest Strategy for 2030, and the Renew Europe coordinator in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI). In her role she has been active in setting Renew Europe’s agenda on the AGRI committee, pushing for fair and impactful deals for all. This commitment has also bene reflected in her role as substitute in the Committee on the Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety (ENVI). MEP Müller actively participates in various debates in the European Parliament ranging from global food security, and fertilisers, to organic agriculture, and biodiversity strategies.
Petri Sarvamaa (EPP, FI)
As an active member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), and the Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development, MEP Petri Sarvamaa is the European Parliament’s Rapporteur on the new EU Forest Strategy. He has contributed greatly to the debates on deforestation regulation and provided the plenary with his insightful opinions.