2018 Women Farmers Innovation Award

COPA Women Farmers Innovation Award Ceremony

October 15 2018 EESC, Rue Belliard 99-101, 1000 Brussels

AnimalhealthEurope is a proud sponsor of COPA's 2018 Innovation Award for women farmers in Europe.

The Brussels-based farmers association initiated this award in 2010 to shine a light on the central role played by women in farming. 

The award has made it possible to better acknowledge the many innovative approaches women take to agriculture and diversification throughout the EU. Women farmers represent 42% of the European Union’s agricultural workforce, and 30% of these women are farm managers. This award supports the empowerment of women in rural areas and promotes innovations at a time when farming practices are under the public spotlight.  

- View the explanatory brochure with award finalists

- See the ceremony Agenda

- Due to the limited seating capacity, registration is subject to confirmation by COPA: Register here

15th October 2018, 14.30 – 17.00
Hosted by:
Czeslaw Siekierski, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural
Development of the European Parliament
Maurizio Reale, President of the Section for Agriculture, Rural Development
and the Environment of the EESC
Award presentation by:
María Angeles Benítez Salas, Deputy Director-General for Agriculture & Rural Development
Wijnand de Bruijn, President of AnimalhealthEurope