Policies for the Future of Farming and Food in the European Union
The European Union is one of the world’s largest agro-food players. In an ever-changing
economic and policy environment, the EU agro-food system has demonstrated its resilience
and the ability to keep productivity growing. More needs to be done for the agricultural
sector to improve its environmental sustainability performance in line with expectations.
Policies for the Future of Farming and Food in the European Union applies the OECD
Productivity, Sustainability and Resilience (PSR) analytical framework along with
the latest data from the OECD Agri-Environmental Indicators to benchmark the sustainable
productivity performance of the EU’s agricultural sector and to identify the main
challenges ahead. The EU´s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is called to play an important
role in implementing the European Green Deal’s vision and objectives. Responding to
pressing environmental concerns will require redesigning CAP payments, addressing
the implementation gap on sustainability, implementing an ambitious data and digitalisation
strategy, and bringing innovation to the centre of the agricultural policy.
Published on October 09, 2023Also available in: French
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