• 10-APR-2019

CAP reform better for farmers and consumers

More stable food prices and better distribution of subsidies will benefit farmers as well as shoppers, under a reform approved by the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee. The two key pieces of legislation are part of the EU’s overhaul of the Common Agricultural Policy, which helps ensure food security while improving farming’s impact on the environment. The reform, authored by the EPP Group’s Esther Herranz García, would shift the management of CAP subsidies from Brussels to the national governments while cutting red tape for farmers and governments. Legislation co-authored by the EPP Group’s Michel Dantin would extend the EU’s management of farm production beyond the dairy sector. This would improve protection of farmers from market shocks.