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Agriculture and rural development

Common agricultural policy

The common agricultural policy (CAP) is about food, the environment and the countryside.

The CAP is a partnership between society and agriculture that ensures a stable supply of food, safeguards farmers’ income, protects the environment and keeps rural areas vibrant.

The new common agricultural policy: 2023-27

Overview

Overview of the aims, history and current rules of the CAP, and how it supports EU farmers and Europe’s food security.

Income support

The EU promotes food security and sustainable farming by providing income support to farmers.

Financing the CAP

In order to meet the needs of farmers, foresters, and rural communities, the European Commission ensures that funding for the common agricultural policy is fair, ample, and transparent.

Agri-food supply chain

Governing the agri-food supply chain and how to strengthen farmers' position within it.

Rural development

The CAP supports the vibrancy and economic viability of rural areas through funding and actions that support rural development.

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The CAP takes a social, environmental and economic approach to sustainability.

Data and analysis relating to agricultural markets.