The common agricultural policy (CAP) is built around three main goals to achieve a sustainable system of agriculture in the EU:
- economic sustainability,
- environmental sustainability, and
- the social sustainability of farms.
To meet these three main goals, EU countries use a wide range of targeted actions, which aim to address each country’s specific needs and make up CAP Strategic Plans. Through these plans, EU countries provide income support to farmers, support them in the transition towards sustainable production, and contribute towards the ambitions of the EU Green Deal.
The CAP supports rural communities and facilitates the essential roles that agriculture and forestry play in wider society.
The CAP sets out to tackle climate change, protect natural resources and enhance biodiversity in the EU.
A European Green Deal
The CAP sets out to safeguard biodiversity through sustainable farming practices.
The CAP ensures that soil, water and air are managed responsibly across the EU.
This mission will lead the transition towards healthier soils in the EU.
Making the EU food supply chain from farm to fork more sustainable: for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system.
The LTVRA sets out areas of action to make the EU’s rural areas stronger, connected, resilient and prosperous.
Support for farming practices that contribute to EU environmental and climate goals.