Common Agricultural Policy

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    the common agricultural policy (cap) is the agricultural policy of the european union. it implements a system of agricultural subsidies and other programmes. it was introduced in 1962 and has undergone several changes since then to reduce the cost (from 73% of the eu budget in 1985 to 37% in 2017[1]) and to also consider rural development in its aims. it has been criticised on the grounds of its cost, and its environmental and humanitarian impacts.[2][3]

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The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the agricultural policy of the European Union. It implements a system of agricultural subsidies and other programmes. It was introduced in 1962 and has undergone several changes since then to reduce the cost (from 73% of the EU budget in 1985 to 37% in 2017[1]) and to also consider rural development in its aims. It has been criticised on the grounds of its cost, and its environmental and humanitarian impacts.[2][3]