Every year, the EU promotes European agriculture with almost 60 billion euros per year. The agricultural atlas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation shows that hardly any of this money is used for healthy food, the protection of the environment, climate and biodiversity or the preservation of small and medium-sized businesses. On the contrary, only 20 percent of the companies benefit from 80 percent of the funds – and this largely without conditions. But the atlas also proves that it would be wrong to simply abolish the promotion of agricultural policy. Because the conversion to a sustainable and globally just agriculture is not in vain.
The European edition of this atlas combines elements from various already published national editions, giving both an overview of Europe as a whole as well as insights into the agricultural structures in various EU member states. This atlas aims to strengthen civil society and social movements throughout the continent, thereby advancing the ecological and social transformation in our agricultural and food systems.