The European agricultural policy requires environmental and social sustainability, and broad public debate. Such a change is only possible if EU funds mainly support farms – small and medium-sized ones in particular – that care about the environment, produce healthy food and sustain quality jobs.
In early 2018 we launched the European Agricultural Policy Programme in Warsaw. Because of the European Union’s planned reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, we want to work to initiate a debate and exchange of views between various actors on the effects of the CAP as it is currently functioning, and on the improvements it requires.
The Wir haben es satt! (We’ve had enough!) demonstration for more sustainable agriculture has been drawing huge crowds for nine years. This year representatives of the Koalicja Żywa Ziemia (Living Earth Coalition) took part.
The challenges facing modern agriculture, changes going on in the countryside and a reform of the Common Agricultural Policy require an extensive public debate to be initiated, in the opinion of those striving for sustainable development.