A sustainable CAP

The CAP aims to ensure that agriculture and forestry in the EU is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

Social sustainability

The common agricultural policy supports rural communities and ensures that agriculture and forestry can contribute to a sustainable society in the EU.

Environmental sustainability

The CAP sets out to tackle climate change, protect natural resources and enhance biodiversity in the EU.

Economic sustainability

Agriculture and forestry can provide sustainable economic rewards for farmers, forest managers, and the EU as a whole.

Modernising agriculture

The transition to sustainable agriculture in the EU is driven by new technologies, research and innovation, and the spread of knowledge.