The CAP Conversation was first published on 19 December 2011 to stimulate debate following the publication of the European Commission’s draft Cap Reform Regulations in October 2011.
The CAP supports farmers in Wales with direct payments and other support under the Wales Rural Development Plan. It also plays a key role in maintaining the viability of Welsh farming and the economic, environmental and cultural cohesion of rural Wales.
The Deputy Minister said:
"The CAP is vitally important to Wales and getting the best possible deal for Welsh farmers and rural communities is a key priority for the Welsh Government. I have been listening actively to what the people in Wales have to say in order to understand what is important to them since I released the CAP conversation in December.
"I want to ensure I get views from as many people in Wales as possible on the proposals. The Welsh Government is playing a full role in helping to shape the UK negotiating position across the whole range of the CAP reform package, as well as being present for the key discussions that have already started to take place at an EU level. Any views you give at this stage can be fed directly into the negotiating process; your opinion is important."