The AGRI sector of the Policy Department provides research for the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) is responsible for scrutinising the European Commission’s work related to agricultural policy. This mainly involves preparing reports for legislative proposals, falling under the co-decision procedure between Parliament and the Council, for adoption in plenary.
The powers and responsibilities of the AGRI Committee include the following policy areas: the common agricultural policy (CAP), animal health and welfare, plant health, agricultural products quality, forestry and agroforestry.
In addition to its legislative work, the AGRI Committee monitors the implementation of the CAP, and other important issues such as food security. In this respect, it closely cooperates with the Commission, the Council, other EU Institutions, and stakeholders.