There are many regulations and laws that affect agriculture.

In this article we review the most important and that every farmer should know.

  • Conditionality of the CAP (RD 1078/2014). They are the agrarian and environmental practices that you must fulfill in exchange for accepting direct aid from the CAP.
  • Sustainable use of phytosanitary products. This legislation, which also originates in the European Parliament, aims to reduce the risks to human health and the environment arising from the use of plant protection products, in addition to promoting Integrated Pest Management.
  • Zones vulnerable to pollution by nitrates. Some areas of Europe are susceptible to contamination of surface and groundwater by nitrates of agricultural origin. Each CCAA has defined a Code of Good Agricultural Practices to prevent pollution, although these guidelines are only mandatory in the Zones defined as vulnerable.
  • The laws of rustic leases. In Spain 36% of farms between 50 and 100 ha are under lease. Currently, up to 5 different regulations are applicable to rural lease contracts, each rustic lease is governed by the regulations that were in force on its start date. All leases dated after January 2006 are governed by Law 26/2005, which establishes the minimum term of the contracts in 5 years.
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