The Confederation of Portuguese Farmers (CAP) was founded on November 24, 1975, founded by a spontaneous movement of Portuguese farmers.

CAP affirms itself as a socio-professional agricultural organization and represents around 250 organizations from all over the country, namely Federations, Wineries, Regional Associations, corresponding to the main agricultural areas of Portugal, Associations specialized by technical sector and cooperatives.

With all its affiliates, it maintains constant contact in the form of regional, national or plenary meetings, listening to the problems and needs of national agriculture and referring them to technical analysis, specialized studies or strategies to be adopted.

Championing the interests of Portuguese agriculture at home and abroad and always safeguarding the economic aspect of the activity are the objectives of the Confederation of Farmers of Portugal, in the defense of a dignified quality living for all farmers who wish to continue their way of life

It works to alert and engage the Government in the pursuit of essential infrastructure, advocating for an agricultural policy that respects the integration of Portugal in the European Union and a healthy and proper involvement in the Single Market.

In the last fifteen years, CAP has been involved in the representation of Portugal at the European Commission in Brussels, where it has set up a permanent delegation and participation in all the Agricultural Committees and in the Economic and Social Council.

CAP was aware that these responsibilities could only be fulfilled on an equal footing with other Member States if it could secure the establishment of a strong Technical Department and the participation and commitment of experts in the agrarian economy.

 As a representative of the socio-professional agricultural associativism, CAP has, in its own right, the recognition of the various Governments that Portugal has had in the last twenty years, the status of Social Partner in the Economic and Social Council - Standing Committee on Social Dialogue, between Government, Trade Unions and Employers of the most important decisions in economic and social policy.