Common Agricultural Policy

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aims to promote agricultural competitiveness, ensures an adequate and secure food supply and preservation of the environment. It aims to do this through promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and by ensuring resource efficiency and the use of renewable energy. To promote territorial development across Europe, CAP will support actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change, to protect ecosystems and fight biodiversity loss and supporting diversification of economic activity in rural areas.

CAP is divided into two Pillars; Pillar I, the European Agriculture Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and Pillar II, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).These two Pillars are complemented by additional funding oh which €5.1 billion will be dedicated for research and innovation.

The Managing Authority of both EAFRD and EAGF is the Funds and Programmes Division. For more information on the EAFRD and EAGF click here.