A sustainable European agriculture: is Greening the way forward?

The conference raised the issue of way forward for the greening of the CAP and the practical ways it can work for Europe’s biodiversity and land managers.

The participants, speakers and delegates recognized that there are still steps to be taken in order to ensure that the greening does not fail. For farmers, this means ensuring that the greening is integrated properly with the business side of farming and allows a certain amount of flexibility. For nature protection NGOs, there are still questions of viability when it comes to the translation of European rules into national policies. More reliable data would support the greening efficiency and uptake.