The European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development is based in Brussels under the authority of Commissioner Dacian Cioloş. With a staff of about 1000 and led by Director-General Jean-Luc Demarty.

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a system of European Union agricultural subsidies and programmes. It represents 48% of the EU's budget, 49.8 billion in 2006 (up from 48.5 billion in 2005).

ESAW = European Statistics on accidents at Work

WGAT stands for working Group - Agricultural Tractors.

RAPEX is the EU rapid alert system for all dangerous consumer products, with the exception of food, pharmaceutical and medical devices. It allows for the rapid exchange of information between Member States via central contact points.