The future of farming in Europe: Letís get the CAP to work on productivity

Productivity should become the central feature for assessing the last CAP reform, says Gilles Dryancour.

Gilles Dryancour is the chairman of the Public Policy Group of CEMA, the European trade association representing the manufacturers of agricultural machinery.

‘The King’s dead, long live the King’ is a slogan that can also be applied to debates on Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). As soon as discussions on the last CAP are over, it’s already time to start thinking about the next round and consider what will – and should – happen to EU farming subsidies after 2020.

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