CAP at a glance

CAP at a glance

The common agricultural policy (CAP) is one of the EU’s oldest policies, supporting farmers and ensuring Europe’s food security.

The CAP in your country

The CAP in your country

A factsheet for each EU country with information and data, including the benefits and achievements supported through the common agricultural policy.

Future of the CAP

Future of the CAP

The EU shapes the future common agricultural policy, entailing more flexibility for EU countries, and high ambitions for the climate and environment.

Direct support

Direct support

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

Market measures

Market measures

The European Commission helps farmers through market measures. Together with direct support and rural development, market measures are part of the CAP.

Rural development and support

Rural development and support

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