With this in mind, the common agricultural policy (CAP) combines social, economic, and environmental approaches on the path towards achieving a sustainable system of agriculture in the EU.
Socially sustainable CAP
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.
Research and innovation
Long-term vision for rural areas (LTVRA)
A European Green Deal
The European Green Deal will see the EU transform into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy that will improve the lives of EU citizens while spearheading the global fight against climate change.
The CAP sets out to safeguard biodiversity through sustainable farming practices.
Protecting natural resources
The CAP ensures that soil, water and air are managed responsibly across the EU.
A soil deal for Europe
This mission will lead the transition towards healthier soils in the EU.
Farm to fork strategy
Making the EU food supply chain from farm to fork more sustainable: for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system.
CAP strategic plans
The plans will allow EU countries to address their specific agricultural needs and deliver results relating to EU objectives under the new CAP.
Support for farming practices that contribute to EU environmental and climate goals.
Organic farming is an agricultural method that aims to produce food using natural substances and processes tending to have a limited environmental impact.