The Common Agricultural Policy

PAN Europe welcomes the European Commission opening up for another round of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform as the current one does not deliver on pesticides. However, PAN Europe deeply regrets that the recent CAP Communication,  published on 29 November, - despite its ambitious title ‘The Future of Food and Farming’- fails to provide a vision for tomorrow’s agricultural sector in Europe, and fails to explain what farmers and Member States need to do in the ‘future delivery model’. PAN Europe emphasizes that we urgently need a CAP that encourages the transition towards low impact farming and urges Member States to seriously uptake low input farming across Europe, including organic.

Pan Europe's work on the CAP focuses on the Regulation (EC) 1305/2013 on Rural Development of the CAP, the Regulation (EC) 1306/2013 on Horizontal issues such as funding and controls of the CAP and the Regulation (EC) 1307/2013 on Direct payments for farmers of the CAP.

 

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