CAP at a glance

CAP at a glance

An overview of the objectives, history and current rules of the common agricultural policy (CAP), 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

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

Income support

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

Market measures

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

Rural development and support

Rural development and support

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