Factsheet: CAP 2014-2020 - Rural development (Reg. 1305/2013)

CAP 2014-2020 - Rural development (Reg. 1305/2013)

Key Information


Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Common Agricultural Policy, Pillar 2: Rural Development EU Regulation No 1305/2013 of 17 december 2013 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Within the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP 2014-2020). The key characteristics of the architecture of the EU Rural development policy remain untouched by the reform. As in the past, it will be implemented through national and/or regional rural development programs (RDP's) which, for a seven-year period, set out the actions to be undertaken and the corresponding allocation of funding for these measures. Member States will have to build their RDP's based upon at least four of the six common EU priorities: (1) Knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture, forestry, and rural areas, (2) Enhancing farm viability and competitiveness of all types of agriculture in all regions and promoting innovative farm technologies and sustainable management of forests, (3) Promoting food chain organisation, including processing and marketing of agricultural products, animal welfare and risk management in agriculture, (4) Restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems related to agriculture and forestry, (5) Promoting resource efficiency and supporting the shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient economy in agriculture, food and forestry sectors, (6) Promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas.
Stimulate rural development.
Responsible Authority: 
DG Agriculture and Rural Development


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