Europe’s food and farming system is broken and 258,708 citizens agreed with us in the EU public consultation about reforming the CAP.

It is devastating our climate and the environment, wiping out wildlife, harming public health, and it is failing small and medium sized farmers as well as rural communities.

And the main driver behind all this is the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) – one of the EU’s oldest, most influential, most debated and most costly policies. 

The European Commission launched a major online Public Consultation on the future of the CAP which ran until 2 May 2017. With questions facing the EU itself, this was a great  moment to show change is both needed and possible! And together we did so! Watch this page for fresh updates.

It is essential that as many organisations and individuals, from as wide a variety of sectors and countries as possible, seize this golden opportunity to tell the European Commission that the EU’s food and farming system is broken and that a reformed CAP must be:

  • Fair – for farmers and rural communities.
  • Environmentally Sustainable – for clean air and water, healthy soil, and thriving plant and animal life.
  • Healthy – for good food and the well-being of all people.
  • Globally Responsible – for the planet’s climate and sustainable development around the world.

Click the above button to read what BirdLife Europe & Central Asia, EEB and WWF EU's recommended responses were to the Public Consultation.


The following organizations have supported our vision during the public consultation on modernising the common agricultural policy . This does not necessarily represent any endorsement of detailed policy positions, consultation responses or further campaigning activities by BirdLife Europe & Central Asia, EEB and WWF EU. For a full list of supporters, click here.