1. REAL GREENING : No to the "less money, no greening approach"Less money should not mean less Greening. Less money means we must use what remains intelligently and where it is most needed, and to create climate-friendly sustainable farming systems. We need efficient green spending of public money to respond to challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, etc. That is why greening of the first pillar (e.g. crop rotation) is a must.
2. FAIRNESS: There is enough money for a greener and solidarity focused CAPEven with the cuts, there would still be enough money for a real paradigm shift towards sustainable farming systems and thriving economies and employment in rural regions. There must be fair spending of public money, i.e. Ceilings for direct payments to large farms, top-ups for smaller farms, transfer of funds to rural development for a more ecological infrastructure, and no dumping through export subsidies.
How can you help to change the CAP?According to the polls highlighted in a recent study commissioned by WWF, 90% of EU citizens think that it’s important for farmers to deliver public goods in return for the subsidies they receive, compared to 7% who think that it’s not important. 78% of respondents think subsidies should be paid for measures to support sustainable agriculture and rural development; compared to 16% who think that subsidy payments should be based on the size of farms
You can take the floor now to show that citizens and voters are demanding a Green and Fair CAP reform!
1. DISPLAY OUR FOOD CAMPAIGN VISUALSpictured symbols of our key arguments. They directly relate to the topics that need to be raised in the CAP reform. Use them in your network and social media to show the broad citizens' call for a Green and Fair CAP reform!
2. JOIN THE 'GO M.A.D' INITIATIVEThe NGOs' initiative Go M.A.D (Go Meet a Deputy) calls upon Europe’s citizens to directly interact with their local Members of the European Parliament (MEP) and ask them how they will vote during the plenary decision on the CAP reform in Strasbourg in March 2013. This is the possibility for you to address not only Greens/EFA MEPs but also those from other Groups to make them all call for a Green and Fair CAP reform!
3. FRIENDS OF THE EARTH CROP ROTATION TOOLFriends of the Earth Europe has launched a new tool to mobilise citizens' and MEPs on crop rotation. It gives the possibility to TAKE ACTION to learn more about what is at stake regarding crop rotation, and send a message to your MEPs by Facebook, Twitter or email to encourage different crops instead of monocultures.
4. 'I FIELD GOOD' PETITIONNicolas Hulot Foundation has launched a petition to mobilise European governments to support a new model of agriculture.
5. DEMONSTRATION ON 12 March IN StRASBOURGJoin the International demonstration in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg next plenary, on the12th March 2013, one day before the vote on the CAP reform. We hope to see you there! More information on the demonstration on 12th March:
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
CAP REFORM IS NOW
 More details on the definition of 1st and 2d pillar here: http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/glossary/index_en.htm#pillars-of-the-cap