The European Forum for Nature Conservation and Pastoralism have published a series of reports on the implementation of the CAP in different EU member states. These reports have a particular focus on how the the RDP in each state impacts on pastoral farming and on farmers utilising marginal lands. The reports include ones for Ireland, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Spain and the UK.
The reports are a very good synopsis of how the member states have implemented the CAP. What is particularly interesting is the range of different interpretations that the different countries have taken. The regulations at EU level are the obviously common to all but the range of approaches taken in different member states demonstrates the flexibility contained within the regulations.
Links to the country reports can be found below.