Common Agricultural Policy

The Land is Ours have been doing some work on the issues around the Common Agricultural Policy, which coincides with current campaigns by Via Campesina and a host of other producer unions in Europe.

Very little has been done on the issues around CAP in the UK, which is crazy because in the UK the situation of tax payers funding the consolidation of holdings of huge land owners is at its most stark.

The Govt has been smart in shifting the CAP debate into the EU/non EU box but remains very involved in aggressive lobbying at the EU level against capping (setting a limit to subsidies) and greening (tying subsidies to environmental measures / organic production)

We have a new resources section with the the TLIO text which works well as background info here –

See also the panorama ‘the money farmers’ clip below…