Beyond the Pillars: The UK Wildlife and Countryside Link’s Policy Perspective on the Future of the CAP

In this Vision Document published in March 2008, the Wildlife and Countryside Link (a UK umbrella group for a number of conservation focused organisations) propose moving beyond the current two pillar mechanism of the CAP, split between a decoupled farm payment and rural development support, and in its place establish a single European Sustainable Land Management Policy. This would be used to support positive land management activities that deliver sustainable land management and could in turn underpin profitable farm businesses and prosperous rural communities. This 12 page document sets out the challenges and a possible tiered approach to making payments in order to secure sustainable land management.

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17 Oct 2008


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