CEMA aisbl is the association representing the European agricultural machinery industry. With 11 national member associations, the CEMA network represents 7,000 manufacturers, both large multinational companies and numerous European SMEs active in this sector.

The European Agricultural Machinery Industry is committed to providing the best adapted technology solutions that respond to farmers’ needs from farms of all sizes. CEMA companies produce a large range of machines that cover activities from seeding to harvesting as well as livestock management and help farmers in producing high-quality products, in a sustainable manner at affordable prices.
Jelte Wiersma, CEMA Secretary General


COCERAL is the European association representing the trade in cereals, rice, feedstuffs, oilseeds, olive oil, oils and fats and agrosupply. COCERAL is the voice of collectors, distributors, exporters, importers and agribulk storers of the above mentioned commodities. Its acronym stands for "Comité du Commerce des céréales, aliments du bétail, oléagineux, huile d'olive, huiles et graisses et agrofournitures".


Copa-Cogeca is the united voice of farmers and their cooperatives in the European Union. COPA – representing over 23 million farmers and their families and COGECA – representing over 22,000 European agri-cooperatives speak with the same voice through a common Secretariat in Brussels.

The goal of AFCC is to assure a dynamic, competitive and market oriented European agri-food sector. Interaction and information exchange between the members of the coalition representing all essential parts of the agri-food chain is crucial for achieving such goal. An integrated approach fostering innovation across the chain, will certainly benefit EU farmers and agri-cooperatives to produce more and better and that is why Copa and Cogeca are glad to be an active member of this coalition.
Pekka Pesonen, Copa-Cogeca Secretary General

CropLife Europe

CropLife Europe represents the crop protection industry in Europe; innovative and science-based, our solutions keep crops healthy and contribute to providing Europeans with a safe, affordable, healthy, and sustainable food supply.

Helping European Farmers produce safe, affordable and sufficient food for a growing world population is one of society’s biggest challenges. No single part of the food chain can exist in isolation which is why responding to this challenge together, as the Agri-Food Chain Coalition, is the best way to ensure integrated, innovative and sustainable food production in the EU and beyond.
Olivier de Matos, CropLife Europe Director General


The European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders is the association of the animal breeding and reproduction organisations in Europe. Members of EFFAB are involved in the genetic improvement of different farm animal species: ruminants, pigs, poultry, fish, insects and shellfish. EFFAB’s role is to support its members by creating a political and societal environment which is supportive to sustainable developments in animal breeding and reproduction. EFFAB work for balanced and sustainable breeding for a more sustainable animal farming. EFFAB informs governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations and the public about the sectors ongoing and future developments. EFFAB have a strong science component due to the close collaboration with FABRE TP.

Animal breeding offers new opportunities in a time where animals are key for food security and sustainability. Animal breeding is a key driver to the challenges addressed by the EU Green Deal, the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies and we need to make sure our efforts are recognised and considered. EFFAB invite to an open and fair dialogue.
Ana Granados Chapatte, EFFAB Director


EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, promotes an innovative and dynamic European biotechnology industry. EuropaBio represents 75 corporate and associate members and bio regions, and 17 national biotechnology associations in turn representing over 1800 biotech SMEs.

Biotechnology is one important tool aiding the fight against food poverty, disease, and climate change, as well as contributing to the development of a sustainable and efficient bioeconomy. As an enabler of agricultural innovation, the AFCC can play an important role facilitating access to the latest agricultural innovations and technologies, including a wide array of biotechnological applications, for the benefit of humanity and the environment.
Claire Skentelbery, EuropaBio Secretary General


Euroseeds is the voice of the European seed industry, representing the interests of those active in research, breeding, production and marketing of seeds of agricultural, horticultural and ornamental plant species.

The AFCC shares the sense of urgency that our industries feel today. That is why we insist on the need for a truly integrated EU policy approach that fosters innovation across the agri-food chain, allowing Europe to be more productive and more sustainable at the same time
Garlich Von Essen, Secretary General, European Seed Association


FEFAC is the leading and independent voice of the European Compound Feed Industry, representing 25 national associations in 24 EU Member States as well as Associations in Switzerland, Turkey, Serbia, Russia and Norway with observer/associate member status.

Innovation and investment in R&D is what binds the members of the AFCC, animal feed manufacturers fit right in. Our solutions can contribute to solving societal issues, but we will need policy makers to put innovation in the centre of their strategy for a sustainable, job-creating Europe.
Alexander Döring, FEFAC Secretary General


FEFANA (EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures) is the united voice of the specialty feed ingredients business in Europe. Our membership comprises manufacturers and traders of feed additives, functional feed ingredients, premixes and other mixtures of specialty ingredients that enter the food chain via feed. FEFANA facilitates the dialogue between EU institutions and feed business operators while promoting feed and food safety and a fair and competitive market.

Specialty feed ingredients are indispensable for modern livestock farming to provide wholesome and balanced animal nutrition supporting animal health and welfare as well as productivity. FEFANA calls for EU policies supporting innovation and growth to foster sustainable development of the EU.
Jöerg Seifert, FEFANA Secretary General

Fertilizers Europe

Fertilizers Europe represents the majority of fertilizer producers in Europe and is recognized as the dedicated industry source of information on mineral fertilizers and communicates with a wide variety of institutions seeking information on today’s agricultural, environmental, climate and economic challenges.

Fertilizers are food for plants: by providing plants with nutrients they need to grow, fertilizers play a vital role in food security. As an industry, we are committed to continue our efforts and work hand in hand with our partners in the agri-food chain to advance a sustainable and resilient agriculture sector in Europe.
Antoine Hoxha, Fertilizers Europe Director General