28 May 2021 | Reading 5 mins.

Anything left to salvage in the EU’s farm policy?

Rolling fields in Czechia.

Photo: Ales Krivec

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Jabier Ruiz
Senior Policy Officer, Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems at WWF-European Policy Office.

Jabier Ruiz, Senior Policy Officer, Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems at WWF-European Policy Office.

Considering the many blows that our initial hopes for a fairer and greener EU farm policy have received, could the trilogue negotiations and CAP strategic plans still make any difference?

The current reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) started more than four years ago with a large public consultation where over 250,000 citizens (80% of all respondents) asked for an overhaul of the EU farm policy. Long as it may seem, this intricate journey is not quite over yet, as it was just seven months ago that the European Parliament and the Council of the EU defined their positions on the future CAP.

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