CAP reform

Agrifood 26-07-2017

Sowing the seeds of the post-2020 CAP

In June 2013, politicians approved the first major reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in a decade, following months of haggling over quotas, subsidies, and measures to improve environmental accountability. But when the new rules took full effect in 2015, a year behind schedule, some of the same leaders who had approved it called for changes …

Agrifood 23-12-2016

Agricultural innovation: A driver for sustainability?

As the global population continues to grow, lawmakers are looking for innovation-driven solutions to feed the world while addressing the environmental impact of agriculture.  

Agrifood 16-06-2016

CAP: Still a work in progress

In June 2013, politicians approved the first major reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in a decade, following months of haggling over quotas, subsidies and measures to improve environmental accountability.

Agrifood 04-07-2013

CAP 2014-2020: A long road to reform

Politicians approved in June 2013 an agreement on the first large reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in a decade, after months of haggling over how ambitious to make the policy on overhauling direct payments, ending quotas, and making farmers more environmentally accountable. The long road to a deal means that many policies will not come into force before 2015.

Agrifood 25-11-2009

Global food prices and CAP reform [Archived]

The debate on the EU's future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is taking place in the aftermath of spectacular world food price increases in 2007-2008 and amid bankruptcy warnings from EU farmers, who are worried about attempts to liberalise global trade in agricultural products.

Agrifood 04-02-2009

Agriculture: In brief

EURACTIV presents an overview of the main developments regarding the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP): its current priorities, major milestones, key players, hot topics and future priorities.

Agrifood 06-10-2006

Simplifying the CAP

Further CAP reforms, such as abolishing outdated production quotas, eliminating country-specific arrangements and capping subsidies, will be inevitable in coming years, both to comply with the Commission's Better Regulation Agenda and to obtain a broader societal acceptance of the EU's farm policy. EU leaders have agreed to carry out a "health check" of the CAP in 2008.