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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 common agricultural policy 2023-27 commenced 1 January 2023.

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

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

National level CAP Strategic Plans combine a wide range of local and EU-level objectives to deliver targeted, tangible results.

Rural development

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Sustainable CAP

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


Data and analysis relating to agricultural markets.


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