A new management for COCERAL. The European association representing the sector of supply, distribution, import and export of agricultural raw materials, has elected the new president and the two deputies with a two-year mandate 2019-2021. Philippe Mitko, from InVivo presides over the project, while Giorgio Dalla Bona, CEO of Cereal Docks International was elected to the vice-chairmanship together with Zsolt Kocza from Cargill.
Founded in 1958, COCERAL represents the traders of cereals and feed. By promoting an approach to agriculture that is not isolated but interdependent with the global economic framework, COCERAL seeks to respond to major challenges in the sector, such as the need to combine productivity with world population growth, environmental and climate care, and maintaining competitiveness in a global and liberalised market. With a special focus on food and feed safety issues and business deals. The Common Agricultural Policy also plays a major role here, of course, given this period of uncertainty affecting the post-2020 CAP budget, which will depend on negotiations on the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework and the still uncertain outcome of Brexit.
“This is a very important role which, after many years, has allowed Italy to regain its representation on the Board of Directors” commented Giorgio dalla Bona. “It is a privileged position where to start following all the developments in the post-European elections, with the chance to work hand in hand with the Agriculture Directorate of Brussels, which is now engaged in the reform of the CAP. I am ready to take this new commitment on board responsibly by working together to support the members of COCERAL in overcoming the challenges of the present day in an effort to prepare for our future together”.