These reports and studies provide background for the analysis on the current CAP reform. They include both internal Commission reports as well as external reports produced for the Commission.
- "Prospects for agricultural markets and income in the European Union 2012-2022" (12/2012)
The outlook consists of a set of market and sector income prospects based on specific assumptions regarding macroeconomic conditions, the agricultural and trade policy environment, weather conditions and international market developments.
- "Situation and prospects for EU agriculture and rural areas" (01/2011)
This report offers a picture of the current situation of the agriculture and rural areas in the European Union and provides some prospects for possible evolution.
- "Developments in the income situation of the EU agricultural sector" (12/2010)
This note provides an overview of income developments in the agricultural sector, focusing on the main explanatory factors of income variability and their link to the ongoing debate on the CAP post-2013.
- "Why do we need a common agricultural policy?" (12/2009)
DG Agriculture and Rural Development discussion paper
- Eurobarometer survey 2011 (10/2011)
Public opinion in the European Union is broadly favourable to key elements of the CAP reform package.
- Eurobarometer survey 2010 (03/2010)
European citizens broadly support the aims of the CAP and a majority are in favour of maintaining its budget.
- Update of analysis of prospects in the Scenar 2020 study: "Preparing for change" - ECNC/LEI/ZALF study for the European Commission (03/2010)
The objective of the study was to identify major future trends and driving factors concerning the future of European agriculture and the rural world.
- "Provision of public goods through agriculture in the European Union" - IEEP study for the European Commission (01/2010)
This report examined the concept of public goods as applied to agriculture in Europe and assessed the role and importance of CAP measures in encouraging the provision of public goods by agriculture.