Food Safety Programmes

The two Pillars of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP); The European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) are complemented by additional funding, the Animal and Plant Health and Food Safety Programme which focuses on the eradication of animal diseases, the emergency veterinary fund and other actions related to training programmes and vaccine banks.

The programme aims to develop an emergency mechanism to support crisis situations which could result from food safety problems or sudden market developments. The plant health pests and diseases are issue which can also be funded under this programme.