France Announces Changes to Pillar One Support and Presents New Model for Agriculture

IEEP Analysis Briefing: Agriculture and Rural Development

France announced last week that significant changes to Pillar One support, and increased funding for Pillar Two would be introduced from 2010, in its response to the changes required as part of the CAP Health Check agreement of November 2008. At the same time, the Ministry of Agriculture has unveiled a new national strategy for sustainable agriculture entitled ‘Objectif Terres 2020’.