Estonian rural activists make CAP reform case
Rural topic(s): Advocacy on food and rural policies
Date of writing: May 16, 2012
Author(s) of the proposal: Margus Vain (Kodukant)
Margus Vain, a board member for the Estonian Village Association Kodukant explains how sharp declines in farmer numbers have required people to find alternative activities in order to survive economically in the countryside. He said young people were finding alternatives to farming, a process helped in the past by EU funds allocated under the current round of CAP spending. He said money was necessary in the next CAP round to support the work of largely volunteer-run rural networks.