What is it about?
One of the main aims of the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) is to promote the development of rural areas The paper provides a systematic literature review on the impacts of CAP on the socioeconomic situation of rural areas in the EU.
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Why is it important?
The reviewed studies have found CAP to have no significant impacts on rural development as an abstract concept and the rural population; positive but negligible effects on economic output, the generational change in farming and gender equality; a positive effect on employment; and limited or inconclusive evidence about the impact on economic diversification, regional cohesion and civil participation.
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This page is a summary of: The socioeconomic impacts of the CAP: Systematic literature review, Land Use Policy, March 2022, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105968.
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