The EU supports agriculture beyond 2020 with €365 billion through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2021-2027

The CAP is leading a transition towards a more sustainable agriculture. It needs to foster the sector’s resilience and support farmers’ income and viability. It needs to ensure that agriculture plays its full role in relation to the environment and climate challenge and it needs to fully accommodate digital innovations that make the jobs of farmers easier, reduce red tape and support generational renewal.

What are the objectives of the future CAP 2021-2027?

The future CAP will focus on nine general objectives reflecting the economic, environmental and social importance of the policy:

  1. Support viable farm income and resilience across the EU territory to enhance food security;
  2. Enhance market orientation and increase competitiveness including greater focus on research, technology and digitalisation;
  3. Improve farmers’ position in the value chain;
  4. Contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as sustainable energy;
  5. Foster sustainable development and efficient management of natural resources such as water, soil and air;
  6. Contribute to the protection of biodiversity, enhance ecosystem services and preserve habitats and landscapes;
  7. Attract young farmers and facilitate business development in rural areas;
  8. Promote employment, growth, social inclusion and local development in rural areas, including bio-economy and sustainable forestry;
  9. Improve the response of EU agriculture to societal demands on food and health, including safe, nutritious and sustainable food, as well as animal welfare.

Fostering knowledge, innovation and digitalisation in agriculture and rural areas is a cross-cutting objective.


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