It is essential to strengthen and reform the Common Agricultural Policy, to maintain the priority given to food self-sufficiency while promoting the emergence of environment-friendly agriculture, concerned with the quality, traceability and food safety of products and the carbon footprint.
The CAP must support not only production, but also the territories threatened by desertion and hydrogeological deterioration, the producers themselves, the sustainable family farms that our societies need to maintain the balance.
It should ensure that fair prices are paid for agricultural production, so that farmers can make a living without needing outside intervention from public authorities.
In any case, a more balanced distribution of this aid should be the rule. Maintaining a strong CAP should not be provided at the expense of the development of the rest of the planet.
Every day the EDP defends its ideas through various actions and asserts its positions. For example:
- In the European Parliament:
Ulrike Müller, EDP vice-president and Member of the European Parliament, and Corina Cretu defend our ideas in the Committee on Agriculture.
- In our Manifesto:
We have been defending these proposals for several years. They were already at the heart of our programme during the European Parliament's 2014 election campaigns.