Cross compliance


The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Waving flags of Switzerland, Greece, Spain, Luxembourg, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the European Union

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is the EU’s farthest-reaching management and financing instrument for environmental protection in the agricultural sector. However, in order for the CAP to achieve success, biodiversity, climate and waterbody protection measures will need to be appropriately prioritized and monitored under the CAP and will also need to be funded adequately. read more



Brown earth - one of many strong types of soil

Tilling prepares fields for crop plant seeding, with the goal of creating optimal conditions for crop growth. But unfortunately, plows and the plowing process can have untoward effects such as soil erosion and compaction. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment