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Topic

Rural Development

EU rural development policy supports the competitiveness of agriculture and forestry, sustainable use of natural resources, climate action, and balanced territorial development.

Latest news

Aerial view of Agros village settlement on mountain Troodos, Limassol district, Cyprus.
29 Apr 2024

New EU territorial development self-assessment tool

A new territorial development self-assessment tool is now available for non-urban stakeholders.

NN Meeting Denmark
18 Apr 2024

New Good Practice stories published

The website's latest Good Practice stories include an agroecology project, new kindergarten facilities, climate-friendly peat management and a novel approach to food tourism in Austria.

Seredzius town
17 Apr 2024

Farm income support – new Policy Insights publication

A new Policy Insights article confirms that more than 60% of the CAP budget provides income support for EU farmers through direct payments and funds for farms in areas with constraints.

Latest publications

A woman with curly hair smiles at the camera inside a greenhouse
Monitoring Data Summaries |

Monitoring Data Summary: Rural Development Priority 6 (P6)

Priority 6 promotes social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development in rural areas. This fiche represents the situation at the end of 2021.

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Monitoring Data Summaries |

Monitoring Data Summary: Rural Development Priority 5 (P5)

Priority 5 promotes resource efficiency and support the shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient economy in agriculture, food and forestry sectors. This fiche represents the situation at the end of 2021.

A field surrounded by trees and bushes
Monitoring Data Summaries |

Monitoring Data Summary: Rural Development Priority 4 (P4)

Priority 4 focuses on restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems related to agriculture and forestry. This fiche represents the situation at the end of 2021.