Minister C.Kadis calls for the inclusion of farmers economic viability into the new CAP environmental targets setup

The need for the farmers economic viability must be seriously taken into account in shaping the environmental objectives of the EUs future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the CAP budget must be maintained at least at its current levels, said Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Costas Kadis , in his intervention to the works of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council held in Luxembourg on Monday, 15 April.

In particular, the Minister supported the maintenance of the CAP budget at least at the levels of the current period and stressed that any climate and environmental measures and the requirement for increased environmental / climate ambition would be accompanied by adequate financial support.

Costas Kadis stressed in his speech that “achieving climate and environmental performance should be an important feature of the new CAP, but this ambition should also take into account the need for economic viability as well as ensuring durability and satisfactory income for farmers “.

The future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020 was the main issue of the Ministers discussion, which mainly focused on the environmental aspect of politics. Minister Kadis welcomed the ambitious environmental objectives proposed in the new CAP, noting that “the goal should be to develop an agricultural policy post-2020 that is efficient for farmers and national administrations and to achieve the ambitious targets for climate and the environment “.

Finally, in the margins, the Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment had a meeting with representatives of the EU Environment Directorate General responsible for Nature Issues Management and presented the progress achieved last year on the key issues concern the management of the NATURA 2000 network in Cyprus, focusing on the issues discussed last April in the framework of the bilateral dialogue between the Republic of Cyprus and the EU. Costas Kadis expressed its determination and commitment to intensify efforts in Cyprus to achieve the objectives set out in European policies for sustainable management and conservation of nature.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Minister C.Kadis calls for the inclusion of farmers economic viability into the new CAP environmental targets setup

The need for the farmers economic viability must be seriously taken into account in shaping the environmental objectives of the EUs future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the CAP budget must be maintained at least at its current levels, said Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Costas Kadis , in his intervention to the works of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council held in Luxembourg on Monday, 15 April.

In particular, the Minister supported the maintenance of the CAP budget at least at the levels of the current period and stressed that any climate and environmental measures and the requirement for increased environmental / climate ambition would be accompanied by adequate financial support.

Costas Kadis stressed in his speech that “achieving climate and environmental performance should be an important feature of the new CAP, but this ambition should also take into account the need for economic viability as well as ensuring durability and satisfactory income for farmers “.

The future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020 was the main issue of the Ministers discussion, which mainly focused on the environmental aspect of politics. Minister Kadis welcomed the ambitious environmental objectives proposed in the new CAP, noting that “the goal should be to develop an agricultural policy post-2020 that is efficient for farmers and national administrations and to achieve the ambitious targets for climate and the environment “.

Finally, in the margins, the Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment had a meeting with representatives of the EU Environment Directorate General responsible for Nature Issues Management and presented the progress achieved last year on the key issues concern the management of the NATURA 2000 network in Cyprus, focusing on the issues discussed last April in the framework of the bilateral dialogue between the Republic of Cyprus and the EU. Costas Kadis expressed its determination and commitment to intensify efforts in Cyprus to achieve the objectives set out in European policies for sustainable management and conservation of nature.

Source: Cyprus News Agency