“Promoting LEADER in Austria for the development and strengthening of LEADER in Macedonia”
Rural development policy is an increasingly important component of the common agricultural policy (CAP). It promotes sustainable development in Europe’s rural areas addressing economic, social and environmental concerns.
Europe’s agricultural policy is determined at EU level by the governments of Member States and is then implemented by them. It is aimed at supporting farmers’ incomes while also encouraging them to produce high quality products demanded by the market and to seek new development opportunities, such as renewable, environmentally friendly energy sources.