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DG Agriculture and Rural Development at European Commission
Miguel GARCIA NAVARRO, since 2002 has occupied several positions within European Commission services, mainly in DG Agriculture and Rural Developments and in relation to markets in several sectors (meat, olive oil and more recently sugar). Miguel also spent three years in the former DG Enterprise (now DG GROW) dealing with food industry files and in particular trade negotiations for processed agricultural products. During the years 2004-2006 was appointed Member of the Cabinet of the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Mrs. Elena Espinosa, dealing with different elements of CAP's 1rst pillar (markets, direct payments).
Until 2002, Miguel Garcia spent all his professional carrier in farmers' and cooperatives' organisations, both at national and EU level. He has worked for Cooperatives Agroalimentarias in Spain and in Brussels for COPA-COGECA secretariat and the Spanish Farmer's Union COAG. During twelve years he had several responsibilities, from Mediterranean sectors, like fruits and vegetables, wine or olive oil, to general aspects related to the CAP including the main reforms in the nineties.Miguel GARCIA is Engineer in Agronomy by the University of Valencia (Spain)