The application of some protective ecological measures in agricultural production under EU legislation

The consensus between environmental protection and food security, on the one hand, and the intensification of the involvement of natural resources in agricultural production in the context of permanent population growth, is recognised as a strategic direction in solving global problems, which makes the research relevant. One of the mechanisms aimed at achieving this goal is to ensure environmentally sustainable farming practices. Therefore, the main purpose of the paper is a legal analysis of the application of environmental protection measures in agricultural production under EU law. In order to achieve this goal, the following research methods were used in the work: dialectical, historical, formal-legal, hermeneutical, comparativelegal, structural-functional and abstraction methods. It has been established that the use of environmental measures in agriculture is stimulated for farmers by an economic mechanism for the implementation of agroecological programs. The evolution of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy in the context of the greening of EU agricultural production has been explored. The features of such environmental measures as the diversification of crops, the maintenance of permanent pastures and the establishment of ecological priority areas have been analysed. Achieving sustainable development goals is possible through the correlation of renewed agricultural practices, the intensification of agricultural production through the use of innovative technologies in the agricultural sector and the need to protect the environment, to preserve the valuable properties of natural resources and ecosystems