Political meeting

Informal Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Informal meetings of ministers
National Library of Latvia
Mūkusalas iela 3, Riga LV-1423, Latvia
Event dates
June 01 - June 02

Last updated on 02 June 2015, 18.00

On 1-2 June, the informal meeting of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries will take place in Riga during which the Latvian Presidency will initiate discussions about the current situation on organic agriculture and its development in the European Union.

The subject of the meeting is: Organic production: Sustainability, growth and consumer needs before and beyond 2020. The Presidency has prepared a discussion document on the current situation and the development of organic agriculture in the European Union.

Member States will be asked to assess which of the existing policy instruments have been successful in addressing the challenges in organic farming and which instruments should be used in the future.

During the informal Council meeting, participants will visit Buku audzētava organic farm in Valgunde parish.


Live broadcast will be available on the Presidency website:

2 June


Doorstep by Mr Jānis Dūklavs, Minister for Agriculture, Republic of Latvia

Arrivals/doorsteps by Agriculture ministers; handshakes

Tour-de-table before the meeting


Press conference:

  • Mr Jānis Dūklavs, Minister for Agriculture, Republic of Latvia 
  • Mr Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Mr Czesław Adam Siekierski, Chair of EP Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development


Media programme PDF, 262.64KB Background note PDF, 159.64KB
Kristīne Rīna
Ministry of Agriculture
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