Assembly of European Horticultural Regions

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AREFLH General Assembly: a day of reflection on the challenges and prospects for agriculture in Europe


As part of its General Assembly meeting, AREFLH (the Assembly of Horticultural Regions) organised a public conference in Central Macedonia to discuss the changes underway in Europe regarding the CAP and the new strategic horizon for the agricultural sector.

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AREFLH shares some innovative water management initiatives in agriculture in Europe

2nd February 2024

On 1st February, AREFLH organised a hybrid conference on the use of water in agriculture at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The event brought together a large number of stakeholders from the sector: political decision-makers, project leaders, researchers, technical directors, agronomists, consultants, etc.


The panel of speakers, composed of representatives of institutions (Committee of the Regions, European Commission, Regions), scientists and experts, aimed to advance the debate on the serious water situation in Europe and its impact on the agricultural sector.


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AREFLH focuses on the draft regulation on packaging and the new CAP

23 March 2023

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Within the framework of its General Assembly, AREFLH organised on 23 March a public conference on the new CAP and the European regulation on packaging, in Lleida, in Catalan region.

This event was an opportunity to detail the sensitive issues and dossiers that accompany the implementation of the new CAP and the Green Deal

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AREFLH strengthens its representativeness through participation in the EU CAP Network and Civil Dialogue Groups

In february 2023 AREFLH has been included in the EU CAP Network and is also joining 5 Civil Dialogue Groups of the EU AGRI Commission.

It is with great satisfaction that AREFLH members, present in 10 countries in Europe, have welcomed  the association's participation in the EU CAP Network, a forum that brings together the previous networks for rural development (ENRD) and for research and innovation (EIP). This network works as an expert group of the European Commission, its aim is to bring together CAP stakeholders in order to increase dialogue, direct contacts and information exchange.

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AREFLH and its members look at the new CAP and packaging regulation

Within the framework of its general assembly on 23 March 2023 in Lérida, Catalonia, AREFLH is organising a public conference on the new CAP and the future European regulation on packaging.

For more than 20 years, the AREFLH (Assembly of European Horticultural Regions) has been actively defending the economic and social interests of the regions and producers to the European institutions. Each year the General Assembly and its public conference take place in a member region. This year the event will be hosted by the region of Catalonia in partnership with Afrucat, an association of Catalan producers also a member of AREFLH.

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AREFLH reelects its President and Vice-President

June 2022Read the press release : FR, ENESIT

Know more about the 2022 General Assembly in Trento, Italy

The conference can be watched again on AREFLH YouTube channel (starting at 36:40).

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AREFLH organised INTERPERA, the International Pear Congress on 29th June 2021

June 2021. Interpera reports that Europe is expecting a significant drop in its pear production

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AREFLH reqests concrete measures to the European Commission following the April frost episode.

May 2021. Read the press release in English, français, italianoespañol


AREFLH welcomes a new Europe officer in Brussels

March 2021. The AREFLH welcomes in its administrative team a new representative in Brussels. Luca Contrino replaces Andrea Tivoli at the beginning of March in the position of Europe Officer.

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AREFLH and Freshfel Europe examine key challenges ahead for the European fresh fruit and vegetable sector at online Joint 2020 Annual Event

Sept 2020. Read the press release in English, français, italiano, español


AGRI MEPs renew their commitment to fostering a competitive and resilient European Fruit and Vegetable sector


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Simona Caselli and Jean Louis Moulon both re-elected President and Vice-president of AREFLH


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