On 3 May last, on the occasion of the Living Land campaign launched by the non-governmental organization WWF, BirdLife Europe and the European environment Bureau, more than 250 000 people and 600 organisations or companies asked the Commission, via a Consultation, to review its Common Agricultural policy (CAP). They call for a more climate-and environment-friendly cap, producers and consumers, and a healthier and more sustainable agri-food system. This programme is very costly for the European Union, for unconvincing results and which goes against our farmers. The CAP, by the non-sustainable agriculture It advocates, is the major cause of the loss of biodiversity in Europe, and fails to meet the needs of rurality: From 2007 to 2013, almost 20% of jobs in the agricultural sector have been lost and small farmers are More likely to suffer from precariousness and bankruptcy. For those who want the transparency and confidence of European citizens, here is a way to stimulate them effectively.
Does the Commission intend to reform the cap in depth?