Unpacking the CAP: exploring the most common concerns

The EU’s common agricultural policy, or ‘CAP’ as it’s known, aims to support farmers and improve agricultural productivity, ensuring a stable supply of affordable food and that the EU’s farmers are able to make a reasonable living while also safeguarding the environment.

Here, EURACTIV takes a look at some of the common concerns related to the CAP, exploring the logic behind subsidising farmers, how much is spent on the policy, and how this is shelled out amongst member states.

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