Policy briefing: CAP - 11 ways to deliver for better health
The European Public Health Alliance has published a policy briefing outlining 11 ways in which the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) could promote public health.
The 11 policy proposals are:
- Minimise antibiotics use
- Contribute to clean air
- Support healthy diets
- Phase out health-incompatible subsidies
- Address socio-economic inequalities
- Promote safe and decent work
- Contribute to climate change mitigation
- Advance the planet's health
- Limit pesticides use
- Ensure sufficient, safe and nutritious food
- Create a policy framework for impact and inclusion
Read the full report, “CAP: 11 Ways to Deliver for Better Health”, here. See also the Foodsource resource How are food systems and health connected and influenced?
Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering just over 10 million square kilometres or 6.8% of the global land area, but it is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of around 740 million people or about 11% of the world's population. Its climate is heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent. In the European Union, farmers represent only 4.7% of the working population, yet manage nearly half of its land area.