EU farming policy adjustment will allow farmers to maximise production potential to meet growing food demand.
Proposals to modernise and simplify the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) have been put forward this week, as the EU seeks to mitigate the effects of rising global food prices.
"It is all about freeing our farmers to meet growing demand and respond quickly to what the market is telling them", said Mariann Fischer Boel, EU farming commissioner.
Alongside these proposals, the EU has also published some possible policy responses to the global food crisis. In addition to the CAP upgrade, the policy paper advocates initiatives to secure food supplies and more coordinated international cooperation with poorer countries.