CLIMMARIs the International Centre for Dealers and Repairers of Agricultural Machinery. This European association currently covers 16 countries and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2013. Working and thinking together, developing relationships, creating innovative projects, discussing issues and bringing about change: such is the spirit that has always moved its member countries and which is constantly being transmitted by its various representatives, secretaries, presidents and distributors. Meeting at European level to gain a better understanding of its limitations and strong points has allowed CLIMMAR and its member countries to overcome problems and draw on the best of each. Its aim is to be a « melting pot » for European agricultural machinery dealers, bringing together ideas to be discussed in workshops for the benefit of all concerned.
SEDIMAIs the French national union of agricultural machinery service and distribution companies and related activities. It represents 2/3 of French agricultural machinery distributors, i.e. more than 1,000 companies throughout France. The latter make 75% of their turnover from retail. SEDIMA’s missions are, above all, to represent and promote the professional sector to the public authorities, the agricultural machinery sector (suppliers and clients), to defend the interests of its members, monitor legal and regulatory changes, follow the economic activity of the profession, and to assist and advise its members in the following areas: human resources, legal and tax matters, quality, and health and safety. It works in collaboration with the national education authorities on training courses in the field of maintenance, keeping step with technological and organisational developments through its involvement in vocational education.
The Union of Plant Protection Industries (UIPP)The Union of Plant Protection Industries is a professional association that represents 20 companies. For a long time now, its members have been participating in training, information and communication initiatives and in the search for solutions to improve the implementation of treatments by users of plant health products. For example, since 2005, more than 2,000 farmers and agriculture employees have been trained by specialists from the School of Good Practices and in collaboration with many players in the agriculture sector, UIPP has been participating since 2010 in a major public-awareness campaign in the press.
CEMAIs the European association representing the agricultural machinery industry. Since 50 years CEMA acts as a network of national associations and provides services, advice and a common European industry view on relevant topics. 4,500 manufacturers, 28 billion Euro production volume, 450 different machine types, 10 national member associations, one common platform.
ESAIs the voice of the European seed industry, representing the interests of those active in research, breeding, production and marketing of seeds of agricultural, horticultural and ornamental plant species. ESA's mission is to work for: effective protection of intellectual property rights relating to plants and seeds; fair and proportionate regulation of the European seed industry; freedom of choice for customers (farmers, growers, industry, consumers) in supplying seeds as a result of innovative, diverse technologies and production methods.
FEFACFEFAC membership today consists of 24 national associations in 23 EU Member States as full members as well as Associations in Switzerland, Turkey, Norway, Serbia and Russia with observer/associate member status. The European compound feed industry employs over 110,000 persons on app. 4,000 production sites often in rural areas, which offer few employment opportunities. Farm animals in the EU-27 consume an estimated 470 million tonnes of feed a year, of which about 30% are produced by the compound feed manufacturers. Turnover of the European compound feed industry in 2012 is estimated at 45 billion €.