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Connie Hedegaard: "The CAP reform presented today is an important step forward"

12/10/2011

Connie Hedegaard welcomed the Commission's agriculture proposal presented today as "an important step forward not only for European agriculture but also for global climate change policy."

And she explained: "With the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Commission sets an important principle: public money for public goods. That means that 30% of direct subsidies will be conditional upon greener farming practices such as crop diversification or maintenance of permanent pasture, as well as ensuring that at least 7% of farmland is maintained as ecological reserves or landscapes. Added to this, at least 25% of the rural development funds will be used for climate-related projects."

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