Views sought on CAP reform

Negotiations on CAP reform have now commenced between all 27 member states of the European Union to discuss the detail of the regulatory proposals, and the European Parliament has started consideration of the proposals.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in the UK has just released a discussion paper – Defra discussion paper on the impact in England of EU Commission regulatory proposals for Common Agricultural Policy reform, post 2013 and is now seeking views from (English) farmers, environmental groups, rural communities, non-governmental organisations and other interested parties on how these proposals may impact those directly affected by the CAP.

Responses to this discussion paper should be sent, by 5 March 2012 to:

EU Agriculture and Budget Strategy Team
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
EU Budget and Agricultural Strategy Programme
Area 5D
9 Millbank
C/O Nobel House
17 Smith Square

Or alternatively by email to

Further details found on DEFRA site here