The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was created in the 1957 Treaty of
Rome, and, although its main objectives remain unchanged, the structure of the
Policy has undergone a series of reforms. The CAP will undergo a further reform
This Policy Briefing contains background information on the CAP,
setting out the key reforms since 1957 and defining some of the key CAP terms.
Download the Policy Briefing
The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)