The EU policy in the field of agriculture and rural development aims to ensure sustainable development of agriculture and to support rural areas in tackling a wide range of economic, environmental and social challenges. The policy should enable the EU to ensure viable food production, sustainable management of natural resources and a balanced territorial development.
To ensure that unnecessary costs are removed and rules are as effective and efficient as possible, since 2015 under REFIT, 37 initiatives have been adopted and 2 are pending adoption. Moreover, 4 evaluations have been finalised.
|1. Simplification and modernisation of the Common Agricultural Policy|
|2. Simplification of Common Market Organisation|
|3. EU marketing standards for agricultural products|
|4. CAP measures applicable to the wine sector|
|5. Greening and ecological focus areas|
|6. Organic farming|
|7. Geographical Indications and Traditional Specialities Guaranteed in the EU|