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CAP Reform and Crop Policy Team
D Spur, Saughton House
Edinburgh EH11 3XD
Tel: 0300 244 9505

 

CAP Moving Forward

 

 

 

Pillar One: Consultation on the Implementation of CAP Direct Payments from 2015 - Consultation now closed

 

Pillar Two: Scotland Rural Development Programme - Final Proposals - Consultation now closed

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11/06/2014

CAP Implementation Plan

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11/02/2014

NFUS AGM Speech

29/01/2014

CAP Parliamentary Debate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Agricultural Policy

Bale PictureThe reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been one of the most
important decisions for Scotland’s agricultural industry in recent years.

Now that Europe has reached a deal we know the shape of the support system
until 2020 and can plan for the future.

The Scottish Government lobbied hard to ensure Scotland's diverse farming needs were well represented in the reformed policy and we were involved in helping to shape solutions which will deliver for Scotland’s farmers.

Work is continuing on the fine detail of the system - which provides agricultural support and programmes throughout the EU.

The latest information relating to CAP reform in Scotland can be found on these pages. Other ways to keep up to speed are by signing up for the rural newsletter, reading the blog or following @GreenerScotland on Twitter.

What's new

On 11 June 2014 Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, announced his decisions on CAP implementation. The Scottish Government has produced a series of guides:

Greening FAQs (Please see new amendments on pages 2, 3, 4 and 6 - last published on August 21, 2014)

An introduction to what it means to you

Direct Payments guide (Pillar 1)

Direct Payments leaflet (Pillar 1)

Scottish Rural Development Programme (Pillar 2)

Direct Payments Analysis paper

 

CAP Consultation on Implementation of Direct Payments from 2015

 

The CAP Pillar 1 consultation responses, analysis and report have been published:


Supplementary Consultation Responses


Report on Results from the Consultation on CAP Direct Payments

 


Scotland Rural Development Programme Consultation responses to Pillar 2 are also now available:
 

Summary Report - Analysis of Responses to the Second Consultation on the Scotland Rural Development Programme.
 

Annex Report - Analysis of Responses to the Second Consultation on the Scotland Rural Development Programme.