Public health aspects of the EU Common Agricultural Policy
Sweden - April 2003
The EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has influenced European agriculture for decades with the objective of increasing productivity and the income of farmers. In this report from the Swedish National Institute of Public Health, the CAP is criticised for using subsidies inefficiently, damaging agriculture in developing countries and having negative public health effects within the EU. The report analyses four sectors for which it makes practical recommendations: fruit and vegetables, dairy products, wine and tobacco. It suggests how a reformed CAP could support health policies and help prevent major public health problems in Europe.
Author(s) and Email
Liselotte Schäfer Elinder - Liselotte.Schafer-Elinder[at]fhi.se
Owner contact details
Swedish National Institute of Public Health
SE-831 40 Östersund