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Agrifood 18-09-2017

Greenpeace director: CAP’s two-pillar structure has failed, we need a new contract

The direct payments pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy has too often wiped out the environmental benefits provided by parts of the rural development pillar, therefore real reform is needed to move the EU away from industrial farming practices, Greenpeace’s Marco Contiero told EURACTIV.com in an interview. Marco Contiero is Greenpeace's food and agriculture director. He …

Agrifood 11-09-2017

Environmentalists push for ‘fitness check’ and clear goals in the next CAP

Europe’s biggest alliance of environmental groups has called for a thorough fitness check of the EU’s flagship Common Agricultural Policy, questioning its structure, implementation and impact, and proposing a far-reaching overhaul to ensure it is up to the challenges of the 21st century.

Agrifood 24-10-2016

New CAP struggling to improve farmers’ resilience

Since the launch of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in 2015, the EU’s farmers have suffered a string of crises. The CAP’s greening measures have helped farmers maintain their revenue, but the questions of job creation and access to land have proved harder to answer. EURACTIV France reports.

The facts about the CAP
Agrifood 29-06-2016

The facts about the CAP 2014-2020

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The EU and its member states will spend over €191 billion by 2020 to help the bloc’s farming sector go green.

Agrifood 17-02-2016

Greening the CAP or greenwashing?

The flexibility the Common Agricultural Policy gives to member states has in some cases led to reduced environmental spending, leaving the EU's flagship agricultural policy no greener than it was in 2014. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.

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Agrifood 08-10-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: How much greener is the new CAP?

Green policies play a key role in the new CAP for 2014-2020. According to the latest data, about €62 billion, is earmarked for the “greening envelope” of direct payments, and €50.4 billion from the Rural Development budget.

Agrifood 21-09-2015

Agricultural market volatility is ‘here to stay’

SPECIAL REPORT / The farmers' protests that paralysed Brussels on 7 September, and hit Europe over the summer, are the result of agriculture prices volatility, which experts say "is here to stay". EURACTIV Italy reports.