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COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY (CAP)

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French Equivalent: Politique agricole commune (PAC)

Definition:
The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the European Union’s agricultural policy. Its objectives were set forth in Article 39 of the Treaty of Rome (1957). During CAP's long history, it has been reviewed and reformed several times. The most important milestones in recent years are the 1992 reform, the Agenda 2000, the 2003 reform, the simplification of the CAP, the 2008 Health Check and the CAP post-2013.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2004, OECD Agricultural Outlook: 2004-2013, OECD, Paris, Glossary + ec.europa.eu.

Cross References:
Agenda 2000
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Reform 2003

Hyperlink:
http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/cap-history/index_en.htm

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics - Agricultural policy indicators

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, June 14, 2013