CAP at a glance

Overview of aims, history and current rules of the common agricultural policy, supporting EU farmers and Europe’s food security.

Common monitoring and evaluation framework

The European Commission monitors and evaluates the implementation, results and impacts of the common agricultural policy.

Future of the CAP

Key elements of the future common agricultural policy proposed by the European Commission.

Income support

Farmers receive income support from the EU budget. Together with market measures and rural development, income support is a bedrock of the CAP.

Market measures

Measures and rules to support and regulate EU agricultural markets, producer organisations, and international agri-food trade and competition.

Rural development

The EU promotes vibrant rural areas. Together with market measures and income support, rural development measures are at the heart of the CAP.

Financing the CAP

The EU ensures that the finances allocated to the CAP are disbursed fairly and effectively.