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Agriculture and rural development

What the Commission is doing


  • Helping farmers to produce sufficient quantities of safe food, produced respecting EU norms on sustainability, environmental rules, animal welfare, traceability, etc.
  • Providing farm businesses with support systems to help stabilise their incomes in the face of less predictable production conditions
  • Facilitating investment in a sustainable, modern farming sector 
  • Maintaining viable rural communities, with diverse economies
  • Creating and maintaining jobs throughout the food chain

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Key initiatives

Agricultural markets

The Commission publishes a series of sectoral dashboards showing market data, production and price trends, demonstrating market transparency.