An environmentally sustainable CAP

The common agricultural policy (CAP) upholds environmental rules and encourages green farming.

Facts and figures

Collected data on environmental aspects of agriculture in the EU.

Encouraging low-input farming

By lowering pesticide and fertiliser use and encouraging organic farming, the CAP helps to lessen the environmental impact of food production.

Tackling climate change

Climate change poses a number of challenges for agriculture in the EU. The CAP helps farmers to meet these challenges and contribute to the solutions.

Protecting natural resources

The CAP ensures that natural resources such as water, soil, air and trees are managed sustainably across agriculture and forestry in the EU.

Enhancing biodiversity

The CAP sets out to restore and enhance the variety of species, habitats and landscape features found in the farmland ecosystems of the EU.