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EU agricultural policy

The EU's common agricultural policy terms, expressions and explanations

Contributors in EU agricultural policy

EU agricultural policy

Acquis communautaire

Agriculture; EU agricultural policy

This is a French term meaning, essentially, 'the EU as it is' – in other words, the rights and obligations that EU countries share. The 'acquis' includes all the EU's treaties and laws, declarations ...

Active farmer

Agriculture; EU agricultural policy

In the context of the CAP reform proposals of October 2011, an active farmer is a farmerwhose annual amount of direct payments represents more than 5% of the total receipts he obtained from ...

Afforestation

Agriculture; EU agricultural policy

This is the planting of trees for the purpose of creating woodland or forest. In the context of the common agricultural policy, the term refers to measures, co-financed by the European Union, to ...

African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP countries)

Agriculture; EU agricultural policy

These are the African, Caribbean and Pacific states that are associated with the European Union under the Cotonou Agreement (previously the Lomé Agreement). There are 79 states in the group which ...

Agenda 2000

Agriculture; EU agricultural policy

Agenda 2000 was a strategy paper, adopted by the European Commission in 1997. It is significant because it set out the main political, economic and social issues that confronted the European Union at ...

Agreement on Agriculture

Agriculture; EU agricultural policy

In the context of international trade, this term refers to an agreement made in 1994 whereby countries, firstly, restricted the amount of support that they granted to their farmers and, secondly, ...

Agricultural activity

Agriculture; EU agricultural policy

In the context of the CAP reform proposals of October 2011, for the purpose of granting direct payments to farmers, agricultural activity meansthe rearing or growing of agricultural products ...

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