AnimalhealthEurope is the association representing manufacturers of animal medicines, vaccines and other animal health products in Europe.

Our companies invest 8% of their turnover in research and innovation. As an innovative industry, we fully support AFCC’s goal to foster innovation and unlock the potential of agriculture in the EU. Only by stimulating research and innovation across the agri-food chain will we be able to support both the competitiveness and overall sustainability of Europe’s farming and food sectors.
Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary General


CELCAA, the European Liaison Committee for Agricultural and Agri-Food Trade, is the umbrella organisation representing at European level associations and companies active in the sector of agricultural and agri-food trading.


CEMA is the European association representing the agricultural machinery industry. CEMA includes 4,500 manufacturers of agricultural equipment producing 450 different types of machines ranging from tractors and combine harvesters to plant protection equipment and precision seed drills.

Precision farming equipment and digital technologies are set to change agriculture profoundly in the years to come, by helping to make farm processes far more productive, resource-efficient and sustainable. We therefore need EU policies to encourage and support the further development and use of such innovative tools in European agriculture.
Ulrich Adam, 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


ECPA 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.
Jean-Philippe Azoulay, ECPA Director General


EFFAB is thehe European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders. It is an association of organisations and companies active in the field of animal breeding and reproduction. Members of EFFAB are involved in the genetic improvement of different farm animal species: ruminants, pigs, poultry, fish and shellfish.

'The animal production chain is contributing substantially to the production of nutritious, healthy and safe food (animal proteins) for a growing global population whilst meeting societal challenges as climate mitigation, climate adaptation, resource efficiency, antimicrobial resistance, disease resistance, animal welfare and biodiversity. Animal breeding and reproduction is an essential part of the food (animal production) chain and this part contributes substantially to the challenges. Innovation is the key in this respect.'
Jan Venneman, 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.
John Brennan, EuropaBio Secretary General

European Seed Association

ESA European Seed Association 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.
Jörg 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 and economic challenges.

Only by working together along the food chain can quality be promoted and rewarded
Jacob Hansen, Fertilizers Europe Director General