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You can find on this page the list of European subsidies concerning agriculture and fisheries. AgricultureThe Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) dates back to the early days of European integration. Today, the CAP still has a core position in the European Union, not just because farmland and fores... Read more
You can find on this page the list of European subsidies concerning agriculture and fisheries.

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) dates back to the early days of European integration. Today, the CAP still has a core position in the European Union, not just because farmland and forests account for more than 90% of land within the EU, but also because it has become an essential mechanism for facing new challenges in terms of food quality, environmental protection and trade.

EU policy aims to enable producers of all kinds of food - from crops and livestock to fruit and vegetables or wine - to survive by themselves in EU and World markets.
Significant reforms have been made in 2003 and during the CAP Health check in 2008, to modernise the sector and make it more market-oriented.

The Commission adopted in 2010 "Quality Package" for food and agricultural products, which sets up a comprehensive quality policy for the first time. It has two main goals: guaranteeing quality to consumers and ensuring fair prices for farmers.
The Common Agricultural Policy was reformed by 2013. After a wide-ranging public debate launched in April 2010, the Commission presented at the end of 2010 a Communication "The CAP towards 2020: Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future", which outlines options for the future CAP and launches the debate with the other institutions and stakeholders.

The Europe 2020 strategy offers a new perspective. In this context, through its response to the new economic, social, environmental, climate-related and technological challenges our society faces, the CAP should contribute more to developing intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth. The CAP must also take greater account of the wealth and diversity of agriculture in the EU’s 27 Member States.

What does our society expect from the agricultural sector and from the food we eat?
How can EU policy enhance economic, environmental and social sustainability in agriculture?
What does food quality mean and how does quality relate to price?

According to a Commission poll, for EU citizens the priority of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) should be to ensure that agricultural products are healthy and safe, promote the respect of the environment, protect medium or small sized farms and help farmers to adapt their production to consumer expectations. So the objective is transparency, quality and safety as well as a farm sector in tune with the environment and animal welfare.


The European Union’s coastal regions account for some 40% of its gross domestic product and about 40% of its population. The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has the same legal basis as the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The objectives of the CFP are: the protection of stocks against over-fishing, a guaranteed income for fishers, a regular supply at reasonable prices for consumers and the processing industry, and a sustainable biological, environmental and economic exploitation of living aquatic resources.
Integrated maritime policy is an overall policy which brings together several maritime activities, such as shipping, fishery, energy, surveillance and monitoring of the seas, tourism, environment, research, etc.
The integrated maritime policy aims to maximise sustainable exploitation of the seas and oceans, while allowing growth of the maritime economy and of the coastal regions.

Rural development
Rural Development policy 2014-2020

These guidelines set out a strategic approach and a range of options that Member States could use in their national strategy plans and Rural Development programmes.

Since the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, Rural Development is playing an increasing role in helping rural areas to meet the economic, social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. The new legal framework points more clearly in which direction to boost growth, create jobs for rural areas in alignment with the Lisbon Strategy, and improve sustainability - in line with the Göteborg sustainability goals.

The future Rural Development policy 2014-2020 will focus on three areas which follow the three thematic axes laid down in the new rural development regulation:
competitiveness for farming and forestry;
environment and countryside;
quality of life and diversification of the rural economy.
A fourth axis called "Leader axis" , based on experience with the Leader Community Initiatives introduces possibilities for locally based bottom-up approaches to rural development.

The following list provides you with all the European funds available in the field of agriculture and fisheries:

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