Price-Based Instruments; Environmental Outreach & Education
Subsidies, Grants & Incentive Payments; Technical Assistance
EU member countries
The European Union's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a common policy for all the Member states of the European Union. It is managed and funded at European level from the resources of the EU annual budget. The CAP provides income support for farmers who fulfil environmental standards and comply with sustainable agricultural practices. Between 2014 and 2020, over EUR 100 billion will be invested to help farming meet the challenges of soil and water quality, biodiversity, and climate change. The CAP also helps farmers to improve their technical skills and use eco-friendly farming techniques.
The Common Agricultural Policy in the European Union can help to reduce the pollution of waters by nitrates, through agri-environment measures which support for investments and training in storage of manure, and establishment of buffer strips along water courses which helps reduce the run-off and leaching of nitrates to surface and ground waters.
EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)