If you live in a town chances are you are not too familiar with matters agricultural. In fact, even if you live in the country perhaps you are unfamiliar with some of the finer points of running a farm. Now help is at hand.
The EU has launched a wonderful website outlining important aspects of EU farming policies in a nutshell.
CAP is never far from the news but with more reforms on the way this website will be invaluable. Europe’s farmers play an essential role in our economy and society. We also expect them to protect the environment and ensure the vitality of our rural areas. To support them in delivering these public benefits, the EU created the Common Agricultural Policy, or ‘CAP’.
Since its launch in 1962, the policy has evolved to address global challenges that affect us all. In June 2013, the EU institutions agreed on a new direction for the CAP. The latest reform aims to help farmers guarantee a long term supply of quality food, make the agricultural sector more sustainable, and maintain the diversity of Europe’s countryside, traditions and farming practices.
The CAP is a common policy for all EU Member States. It is essential to protect the future of farming and rural life in Europe.