FDF Submission to EFRA Inquiry on EU Proposals to 'Green' the CAP
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In November 2011, Parliament's influential Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(EFRA) Select Committee launched its latest inquiry on the European Commission's plans to 'green' the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Stakeholders were given less than two weeks to respond to this inquiry and FDF
submitted written comments based on the agreed policy position and discussion
the Commission's legislative proposals within FDF's Trade Committee (TCC).
Summary of the FDF submission
Although successive rounds of CAP reform are moving EU agriculture in the right
direction, further reform is needed to accelerate and enhance this progress:
- EU agriculture needs to become more competitive, more innovative and more market
driven, and this in turn will help farmers to become less reliant on direct
- The CAP should be re-orientated to address challenges of food security and
environmental pressures, including climate change.
- We need a sustainable food and farming policy, looking at the supply chain as a
whole and based on resource efficiency and comparative advantage rather than
historical patterns of production.
- More needs to be done to protect and enhance EU productive potential and to
safeguard natural resources, such as soil and water, and to preserve
View the full FDF submission to EFRA Inquiry on EU Proposals to 'Green' the CAP
Last reviewed: 27 Mar 2013