My name is Elisabeth Köstinger. I am a Member of the European Parliament for Austria since 2009. I live for agriculture, the environment and politics. That’s why my work in the Parliament focuses especially on agriculture and rural development, as well as on the environment, public health and food safety. I also work on women’s rights and gender equality. I am Vice-Chair of the Austrian Farmer’s Federation and President of “waldzeit Austria”, a communication platform for forestry. I am also Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development.