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This article gives an overview of how more support for organic systems as a form of agro-ecological production can help address policy challenges by achieving sustainable agricultural and food systems for Europe.

Sustainable, ecological approaches to European farming, the heart of the European Green Deal, are needed to safeguard food supplies for EU citizens and protect the long-term livelihoods of rural communities.

This article gives an overview of the range of financial support available through CAP Strategic Plans (CSPs) for agri-food climate action. This funding can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase stored carbon in soil and biomass.

The article explains the importance of measuring, report and verification of climate contributions from CAP funds and how such transaction costs can be eligible for CSP support.


This article looks at key resilience lessons related to the benefits of cooperation between food chain actors who can receive various forms of support from the EU.

Our food systems have been shocked in recent times by unexpected pandemic difficulties. Whilst these problems have posed considerable new challenges for food security, they have forced our food industry to adapt and learn valuable lessons.

This policy insights article focuses on how networking and sharing knowhow about how agricultural policy can support both supply and demand for nutritious food and offer useful opportunities to help protect EU citizens’ resilience.

This policy insights article focuses on how the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) supports animal welfare in the EU through four specific elements: conditionality; farm advisory services; rural development interventions under Pillar 2; and eco-schemes.

This policy insights article focuses on the value of data in making informed decisions concerning food system transitions, tackling environmental challenges and supporting rural communities. 


This policy insights article focuses on InvestEU's offer of improved investment choices for CAP Managing Authorities. With up to € 372 billion of investment anticipated to flow through InvestEU, Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding can be used to attract this investment to strengthen the socio-economic and environmental resilience of rural Europe. 

This policy insights article focuses on connecting networks through clusters. Clusters are networks that unite stakeholders with mutual interests to work together to achieve benefits that could not be possible by the individual cluster member working alone. National Rural Networks (NRNs) have recognised these benefits and continue to build on their history of cooperation through regional clusters connecting rural Europe.

This policy insights article focuses on the protecting pollinators from pesticides. Around € 3.7 billion of the EU’s annual agricultural output is directly dependent on insect pollinators, but in recent decades the population of European wild-insect pollinators (bees, butterflies, hoverflies, and moths) has suffered significant declines. Modernising the way Europe’s farms use pesticides will be a game changing solution to halt this negative trend.

This policy insights article focuses on the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’. This package is helping Member States significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The ENRD has produced a wide range of useful information about climate action that can help rural Europe achieve climate-neutral ambitions.