Inspire Policy Making by Territorial Evidence
  • Territorial impact of CAP and Rural Development Policy

    ESPON project 2.1.3

    Thematic scope and context

    The (Common) Agricultural Policy (CAP) faces particular demands in the light of recent developments. Most prominent are: reforms of the support system, the consequences of enlargement, agriculture increasingly deals with the production of non-food goods, the changing role of farmers’ society towards landscape conservation and environmental management. Recent developments in the meat sector call for less intensive meat production, and a trend towards more organic and sustainable agriculture is foreseeable. These development trends influencing agricultural production and policy do not affect all regions in the same way. A territorial impact analysis identifies territorial patterns of the regional distribution of the CAP shows that this EU policy do not have cohesion as an aim.

    Lead Partner

    University of Aberdeen, Arkleton Centre for Rural Development Research, Aberdeen (UK).
    Detailed information on the contracted project team under Transnational Project Groups.

    Name Type Size
    2.1.3 - Final Report PDF 9.32 MB
    2.1.3 - 3rd Interim Report PDF 7.78 MB
    2.1.3 - 2nd Interim Report PDF 2.74 MB
    2.1.3 - 1st Interim Report PDF 92.06 KB
    Tender PDF 285.66 KB
    Terms of Reference PDF 50.66 KB