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The Danish Agriculture & Food Council

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council represents the farming and food industry of Denmark including businesses, trade and farmers’ associations.

Agriculture and food are Denmark’s largest industry and innovation grouping, employing some 170,000 people and exporting agricultural products, food and equipment to an annual value of approx. € 20 billion.

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council is the result of a merger of five organisations: Danish Agriculture, the Danish Bacon and Meat Council, the Danish Agricultural Council, the Danish Dairy Board and Danish Pig Production.

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council

  • Promotes the political influence of the agricultural sector
  • Offers a comprehensive range of cost-effective services for its members
  • Implements research and development programmes within food safety and veterinary issues, animal health and productivity, animal welfare, environment and energy.

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council handles the professional interests of its members, including:

  • Overall industrial policy and regulatory framework
  • Research and innovation policy
  • Trade and market policy and the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
  • Animal welfare
  • Food safety
  • Environmental and energy policies

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council owns SEGES, which is the research and innovation centre for the Danish Agricultural Advisory Service.

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