CAP 2022 news – Common agricultural policy

The European common agricultural policy little by little, it adapts to the reality of the current times in which we live. However, the new CAP 2022 remains a transitional situation which prepares us for the CAP 2023-2027.

This new adaptation aims to lay the foundations for the professional integration of women in the agricultural sector, the succession of generations and to pursue as a priority objective a more efficient and sustainable agricultural production system.


CAP 2022 news

The new PAC 2022 presents small changes compared to previous versions, but it lays the foundations to reduce the change compared to PAC 2023, which will be consolidated next year and will have a duration of 5 years.

From February to April 30, farmers will be able to apply for the corresponding aid, with a budget of 4,856 million euros (subscriber from October 16), and accessible to more than 665,000 Spanish producers.

Regarding the changes, they have not been very substantial but they have been adapted to European requirements and mark a transition towards the real changes that will occur for the new start of the 2023 CAP.

It has been adapted grass admissibility coefficientallowing the Autonomous Communities to determine the minimum value of the coefficient from which the area will not be entitled to subsidies.

On the other hand, it facilitates and simplifies the management of Quality Designation Regulatory Boards for crops such as legumes.

Taking into account the novelties and the regulations of the hemp cultivation medicinalguidelines have also been incorporated for its formalization and adherence to the Spanish Medicines and Health Products Agency.

Purchase of CAP rights

On the other hand, the possibility of purchase and sale of CAP rightsfulfilling the conditions of belonging to the same agrarian region and of being an active agricultural worker.

The most common form of transfer of basic payment rights is purchase, sale or even rental. This paves the way and opens up a market of possibilities for herders and farmers to manage their rights by carrying out the buy and sell with or without land.

It is important to know the conditions of transfer of rightsby both buyer and seller.

As this documentation can be tedious, especially if you are unfamiliar with the documentation and with the constant changes in regulations, we can find companies that specialize in buying and selling PAC rights online nationwide. Knowing all the requirements will avoid surprises.

In the case of the sale, sellers will be able to specify the province where the sale of PAC rights is made and the amount available, finding different options to choose from the one that best suits their interests and needs.

Types of aid in the 2022 CAP

1. Decoupled aid schemes

  • Additional payment for young farmers who start their agricultural activity.
  • Payment for farmers who apply agricultural practices beneficial for the climate and the environment
  • Basic payment to farmers.
  • Payment scheme for small farmers.

2. Specific aid schemes by area

  • Specific payment for cotton cultivation.

Voluntary associated aid schemes


  • Help associated with quality legumes.
  • Aid related to rice cultivation.
  • Aid associated with protein crops.
  • Help associated with nuts and carobs.
  • Aid associated with sugar beet.
  • Aid associated with tomato for industry.

cattle breeding

  • Aid associated with farms raising suckler cows.
  • Assistance associated with feeder cattle farms.
  • Aid associated with dairy cattle holdings.
  • Aid associated with sheep farms.
  • Aid associated with goat farms

What awaits us with CAP 2023

The European Union has set itself the objective of environmental management in the agriculture and livestock sector, with the aim of reducing climate change and carbon emissions sent to the atmosphere, thus the main changes in the future CAP 2023 will focus on this theme.

CAP eco-schemes

In CAP 2023 sets the duration of the ecoschemespractices that promote more sustainable and efficient on-farm production, focusing on agroecology and the carbon budget. The new CAP will have a budget of 1 billion euros.

  • Agroecology: support for practices that promote actions that improve agricultural production and reduce pollution, such as biodiversity and crop rotation.
  • Carbon footprint : avoid the emission of polluting carbon agents into the atmosphere, by supporting practices such as conservation agriculture, direct seeding, extensive grazing or plant covers in woody crops.

The generational change and the incorporation of women in the agricultural sector

Besides the management of eco-schemes to support a more sustainable agricultural and livestock practice, the efforts of the new CAP will focus on the facilitation of generational change and the commitment to the female sector in the agricultural sector.

As for generational reliefan envelope of 100 million euros per year is planned for aid to young farmers under 40 years of age.

As a novelty, in the strategic action of the CAP, the presence of women in the sector will be supported by the promotion of equality between men and women.

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