Why was the Common Agricultural Policy introduced?
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- BearwithmeLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
To decrease agriculture imports and increase revenue for EU farmers.
Until 1992 the agriculture expenditure of the European Union represented nearly 49% of the EU's budget. By 2013, the share of traditional CAP spending will have almost halved (32%), following a decrease in real terms in the current financing period.
The aim of the common agricultural policy (CAP) is to provide farmers with a reasonable standard of living, consumers with quality food at fair prices and to preserve rural heritage.