This website is devoted to exploring the many dimensions of policy coherence for development as it relates to EU agricultural policy. Policy coherence for development (or PCD for short) is the principle that, when designing policies to achieve domestic policy objectives, such as limiting greenhouse gas emissions, seeking to attract overseas workers, or providing farm income support, we strive to ensure that we take the interests of developing countries into account. Specifically, this website explores the extent to which the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is coherent with the EU objective of supporting developing countries in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goal targets of reducing poverty and hunger. It also describes possible reforms of the CAP which would make it more coherent with the EU's development policy objectives in the future.
How this site is organised
The website is divided into six sections, each comprising a number of topics. Each topic page provides a short introduction to its subject matter, as well as providing a set of useful links and resources for further exploration. Links are references to websites which provide access to further information, materials and points of view. Resources are generally reports and publications. As our intention is to provide an accessible set of resources for the wider public, we have deliberately chosen shorter briefing and policy papers over longer reports or academic articles.
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