From the Council of ministers of agriculture to our plate, the common agricultural policy influences farming practices as well as the behaviour of consumers. Because of the CAP , including the latest reforms, we have the present-day landscape, this environment, these ways of farming and this food in our supermarkets.  The CAP affects rural areas and developing countries in many ways as well. The aim of this website is to help the public to understand and discuss a major European issue for society: the Common Agricultural Policy. Are we satisfied with the situation as it is or do we want a different food and agriculture policy ?

How can President Sarkozy change the agricultural model without reforming the CAP!?

jan 23rd, 2012 • Category : Beyond 2013, Future of the CAP, Press

Press release by French NGOs: Agir pour l’Environnement, Friends of the Earth, EFNCP, FNAB, FNCIVAM, FNH, LPO, MRJC, 4D, RAC, Solidarité, WWF.
Paris, January 23rd 2012
On January 17, in the Ariege Pyrenean department, President Sarkozy expressed good wishes to the “rural world stakeholders”. The signatories of this communication believe that his [...]

Sarkozy and Le Maire to farmers: “Your CAP budget is maintained” after 2013

déc 2nd, 2011 • Category : Beyond 2013, Budget, Future of the CAP

On november 29th, President Sarkozy, along with Farm Minister Bruno Le Maire and Minister of sustainable development Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, has made his eighth travel this year about agriculture. He went in the South-West of France to meet cereal, cattle and duck for foie gras producers. Adressing the farmers, Nicolas Sarkozy and Bruno Le Maire have [...]

EU reprieves MDP food aid for two years

déc 2nd, 2011 • Category : Beyond 2013, CAP in the EU, Food markets, Future of the CAP

On November 14, European Union farm ministers have finally found a compromise that would ensure the financing of the EU Most Deprived Programme (MDP) for 2012 and 2013. Nevertheless, this agreement does seal its fate and prepares the way for its disappearance after 2013.
MDP was put in place by the European Community in 1987. At [...]

The Common Agricultural Policy needs real reform and not a simple adjustment!

oct 12th, 2011 • Category : Beyond 2013, Future of the CAP, Press

Press Release – Paris, 12th October 2011
A group of French environmental organisations, sustainable farming groups, intenational solidarity and rural protection groups have reacted to the proposed changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) unveiled today by the European Commission. If funding for farmers is to go in a positive direction, the rest of the reform [...]