The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is intrinsically linked to land access and land use, because CAP subsidies are paid according to the number of hectares of land a farm has. To have a CAP that is capable of achieving its own objectives and meeting the needs of farmers and society, we must take a hollistic approach to understanding the various related issues and policies, including land politics. This is turn enables citizens to understand and engage in the agricultural policy, improving the connections between farmers and consumers and developing truly sustainable, fairer local food systems.

This is why ECVC has made a simple, informative fiche on the links between land and the CAP from a peasant perspective. You can find it here in PDF version.