Reforming the CAP

Context – Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) is the guiding policy for the European farming industry and influences daily lives of the farmers and agriculturists. It is impacting every single aspect of the businesses, use of the natural resources, food production and processing and at the end the quality of life of the whole society.

Timing – the new revision of the CAP is foreseen to be implemented for the new programming period as from 2020. In order to start implementation of the new regime post- 2020, the legislative process is expected to start with a proposal from the Commission by end of 2017. Ahead of the proposal of the Commission, the Commission is obliged to work on the respective impact assessment, which also should include the outputs of the stakeholders' consultation. This stakeholders´ consultation was already launched (See more here) and the inputs from the stakeholders are expected by 2 nd May 2017 based on a thorough questionnaire (See more here)."

Key challenges – AIF members are following closely the reform of CAP and AIF will present its joint position under the stakeholders´ consultation. This will be followed by structured and targeted dialogue with relevant policy-makers and stakeholders to ensure that priorities of the AIF members are well reflected.