The European Commission has issued a wide-ranging proposal to reform the Common Market Organisation for fruit and vegetables. The Commission’s recommendation encourages growers to join a producer organisation and as a result obtain additional support from Community funds. Also, it is proposed that the fruit and vegetable sector be added to the Single Payment Scheme and thus be eligible for support distributed via this scheme. Finally, the Commission suggests that, pending the results of ongoing trade talks, export subsidies for European fruits and vegetables might also be abolished. The Commission hopes that the Council and Parliament will approve the reform, due to enter into force in 2008.