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Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)

Source: Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General is responsible for the implementation of the agricultural and rural development policies of the Commission. The DG deals with all aspects of the common agricultural policy (CAP).

The main tasks of the DG are:

  • to ensure the competitiveness of the European agricultural sector without the use of overly high subsidies
  • environment, animal welfare, security and quality of products
  • preserving landscapes and developing rural areas
  • promotion of the European agricultural sector
  • promote and implement clear, transparent and solid financial policy