Overview of aims, history and current rules of the common agricultural policy, supporting EU farmers and Europe’s food security.
The European Commission monitors and evaluates the implementation, results and impacts of the common agricultural policy.
Key elements of the future common agricultural policy proposed by the European Commission.
Farmers receive income support from the EU budget. Together with market measures and rural development, income support is a bedrock of the CAP.
Measures and rules to support and regulate EU agricultural markets, producer organisations, and international agri-food trade and competition.
The EU promotes vibrant rural areas. Together with market measures and income support, rural development measures are at the heart of the CAP.
The EU ensures that the finances allocated to the CAP are disbursed fairly and effectively.
National level CAP strategic plans will combine a wide range of local and EU-level objectives to deliver targeted, tangible results.
The transitional regulation extends most of the existing CAP rules, with additional elements to ensure a smooth transition to the future framework.