US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture

A new chapter in transatlantic agricultural cooperation began in November 2021 when Secretary Vilsack and European Union Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski launched the Collaboration Platform on Agriculture (CPA). Through the CPA, USDA and the EU's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development — and our respective stakeholders — are  exchanging knowledge and promoting mutual understanding as we work together to combat climate change, foster agricultural sustainability, and confront common challenges.

Areas of Focus

The CPA is structured around a mutually agreed annual work program covering three main areas for collaboration.

1. Sustainability and Agriculture
  • Enhancing or recognizing sustainability in various agricultural production systems
  • Sustaining vibrant rural communities
  • Resource management
  • Conserving the environment and fostering biodiversity
  • Research and innovation
2. Climate and Agriculture
  • Approaches to improving the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Climate adaptation strategies
  • Improving the climate resilience of agricultural production systems
  • Research and innovation
3. Agri-food exchanges
  • Food security
  • Food systems resilience
  • Communication
  • Production
  • Food supply chains

News and Features

USDA will host the second in-person Stakeholder Session of the US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture April 8-9 in Washington, D.C.
Secretary Vilsack and EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski traveled to a family farm in Maryland so the Commissioner could learn more about U.S. agriculture and its commitment to climate-smart, sustainable production.
As we conclude the first year of the US-EU Collaboration Platform on Agriculture, USDA invites stakeholders to help us take stock of 2022 accomplishments and discuss the work program for 2023.