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–Go M.A.D (Meet A Deputy)

The Go M.A.D (Go Meet A Deputy) campaign was officially launched following the disappointing outcome of the CAP reform vote in the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (COMAGRI) in January 2013.  Go M.A.D called upon Europe’s citizens to directly interact with their local Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to ask how they would vote during the plenary decision on the CAP reform in Strasbourg in March 2013. We wanted to know which of the 754 MEPs would vote for a green, fair and local CAP
 Find out more about the action on our campaign website here. The action was supported by 37 additional organisations across Europe. Over a period of two months, 71 meetings were held in 11 countries.

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–Rally for a new agricultural policy in Germany

The German campaign „Meine Landwirtschaft – unsere Wahl“ (My agriculture – our choice): www.meine-landwirtschaft.de has organised an large, nation-wide rally through Germany culminating in a protest in front of the German chancellery. Following the „Wir haben es satt“ rally on 22 January 2011 in Berlin, one of the largest public demonstration for a new agricultural policy in recent German history, farmers from all over Germany have now toured Germany on their tractors all the way to Berlin where they convened on June 9th, 2011 for a protest rally in front of the German chancellery. They are calling for a small-scale, fair, animal-friendly and ecological agriculture. The routing of the rally is available here: http://www.meine-landwirtschaft.de/sternfahrt/routen.html The closing event „Angela, we need to talk“ including a farmers‘ banquet took place on June 9th from 10am to 12am in front of the German chancellery. Take a look at the video appeal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfxU28mHAdY The farmers from all over Germany presented a list of demands to chancellor Merkel calling for a cultural change in farming. From the dominant unsustainable, resource-intensive, […]