European Confederation of Agriculture

Confédération européenne de l'agriculture (CEA)
Verband der Europäischen Landwirtschaft

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26 Oct 1948, Brugg (Switzerland), in succession to International Commission of Agriculture, formed in 1889, and International Confederation of Agriculture (CIA), set up in 1937. Statutes adopted 6 Oct 1954, Weggis (Switzerland). Has previously been referred to in Spanish and Italian as Confederación Europea de la Agricultura -- Confederazione Europea dell'Agricoltura. Ceased to exist July 2006, when integrated into COPA - european farmers (COPA) and General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives in the European Union (COGECA).


Represent and protect the interests of European agriculture especially in economic, social and cultural matters; contribute to its progress in the economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific and domestic fields; strengthen and encourage the independent family farm, helped and supported by professional organizations and voluntary cooperation; encourage the spirit of community, mutual aid and interdependence among all persons living from agriculture whether paid workers, tenants or owners.

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Economic, social, cultural and technical research carried out by internal commissions (4): General Agriculture; Services and Social Questions in Agriculture; Agricultural Cooperatives; Forestry. Working Groups include: Agricultural Training; Insurance and Social Questions in Agriculture; Livestock and Meat. Instrumental in setting up: International Society of European Agricultural Cooperatives (INTERCOOP EUROPE); Joint Committee for the Study of Economic Problems in European Agriculture.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Special Status); International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 30 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Family
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
    • Farming

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger



Last News Received

5. Dec 2006
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