Rural poultry are highly diversified and variable depending on the Member State
In spite of the size of rural poultry production, the producers involved in it had little representation at European level and there is very little communication between the producers of rural poultry in the various States.
ERPA was created in May 2007 to:
make visible and represent the European rural poultry production to national and European administrations and other organizations
help to preserve and develop the production of rural poultry in Europe by recognizing its particularities
defend free range, extensive, and family-based methods of farming
The main challenges for ERPA:
Challenge n° 1: to allow rural poultry to continue to exist in Europe
Challenge n° 2: to make recognized the specificities of these rural productions.