(26 March 2020) – The European Commission keeps monitoring closely all agricultural markets and trade of food products, with the EU market observatories being regularly updated.
Following the outbreak of coronavirus, the European Union’s agri-food sector is showing its resilience and continues to provide Europeans with high quality and safe food. Nonetheless, farmers and producers are facing difficulties and increasing pressure.
Ensuring food security and an effective food supply chain across the continent remains one of the European Commission’s priorities.
Since the beginning of the crisis the following measures were adopted by the Commission to support the agri-food sector:
• Extension of the deadline for CAP payment applications
• Increased state aid
• Continuous flow of food products across the EU