AC3A – Association of the Chambers of Agriculture of the Atlantic Area – is an association which was set up in 1993. Its members are the Chambers of Agriculture from the Atlantic area (currently 28 Chambers).
Its main role is to: Provide the opportunity to the Chambers of Agriculture of the Atlantic Area to experiment and exchange on a European level about agricultural issues in order to ensure that the sector remains dynamic, innovative and sustainable.
AC3A is composed of:
The president and general secretary of AC3A are currently from the Nouvelle Aquitaine region.
The Chambers of Agriculture have a public responsibility to prepare farmers and rural businesses to face today’s most important issues (environment, productivity, policy…).
AC3A’s projects identify and/or develop solutions to support the Chambers in this process, through European cooperation. Also, AC3A shares savoir-faire developed within the Chambers with partners from other European countries.
Through its network of Atlantic Chambers of Agriculture, AC3A, works directly with farmers, agricultural advisers, researchers, policy-makers and entrepreneurs.
European cooperation is central to most of AC3A’s activities.