Results from the public consultation identifying challenges for future Common Agricultural Policy

The Online Public Consultation on modernising and simplifying the CAP was launched on 2 February 2017 with the aim of collecting views from farmers, organisations and other interested parties on the current CAP and future changes. According to the results, the main goals of CAP should be: keep the status quo of a common agricultural policy managed at EU level; support farmers (in terms of increasing their incomes); as well as protect the environment, biodiversity and ensure sustainable use of pesticides and fertilisers.