Innovation in Agriculture

18 October, 2016

The Common Agricultural Policy

Population growth, natural resource scarcity and climate change will challenge agriculture to deliver food security in the coming decades. Innovative practices to address these challenges exist, they are hampered by complex legislation and perverse incentives.

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is constraining the productivity and competitiveness of European farming. It requires fundamental reform that puts an end to agricultural exceptionalism and allows the industry’s structure and performance to be determined by market forces.

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