This policy briefing is based on Working Paper No. 18.
It has been argued that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), has a
negative effect on developing country farming livelihoods, by
stimulating agricultural overproduction. Additionally, the strict
sanitary standards imposed under the CAP are difficult for these farmers
to meet, imposing a barrier to trade with the EU. The acceptance of new
members into the EU and the creation of an EU constitution provide
opportunities to reform the CAP.
This document summarises the process of EU policy formulation, the
parties for and against CAP reform and recommendations for pro-poor CAP
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 2 pp.
EU Policy-making: Reform of the CAP and EU Trade in BeefandDairy with Developing Countries