New revamped CAP policy set to favour small and young farmers

A new revamped Common Agriculture Policy is set to favour small and young farmers.

The European Commission has announced its proposals for 2021 to 2027 which include a new agri-environmental scheme and a 2 percent fund for young farmers.

It says the plans is to modernise and simply the CAP with a budget of 365 billion euro.

European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan admits there will be less money available to farmers but says there’s greater flexibility;