Article 56: The Community Agricultural Policy

  1.         The goal of the Community Agricultural Policy shall be:

    (a) the fundamental transformation of the agricultural sector towards market- oriented, internationally competitive and environmentally sound production of agricultural products;

(b) improved income and employment opportunities, food and nutrition security, and poverty alleviation in the Community;

(c) the efficient cultivation and production of traditional and non-traditional primary agricultural products;

(d)  increased production and diversification of processed agricultural products;

(e)  an enlarged share of world markets for primary and processed agricultural products; and

(f)  the efficient management and sustainable exploitation of the Region’s natural resources, including its forests and the living resources of the exclusive economic zone, bearing in mind the differences in resource endowment and economic development of the Member States.