The future of the Common Agriculture Policy

FOREWORD – What this Report is about The 2003 reform of the Common
Agricultural Policy marked the culmination of a ... earmarked for the CAP , but be
spent on the rural development element of the policy rather than on farm
subsidies .

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Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 010401234X

Category: Political Science

Page: 88

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The 2003 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy marked the culmination of a gradual reorientation of EU farm subsidies from product support to direct income support. A mid-term "Health Check" of this reform is now underway, exploring what further adjustments may be required for the period 2009 to 2013. The Commission's proposals for short-term adjustments to the CAP merit broad support. The Committee is not convinced of the long-term justification for maintaining direct subsidy payments in their present form, and advocates a phased reduction in direct payments over the course of the next financial period beginning in 2014. A significant proportion of the funds released should remain earmarked for the CAP, but be spent on the rural development element of the policy rather than on farm subsidies. The report also addresses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the EU agriculture industry. The sector is a significant contributor to climate change, but also vulnerable to its effects. Climate change may present a business opportunity for the industry, which is uniquely placed to deliver environmental services. Soaring global demand for many agricultural commodities has allowed some sectors of the European farming industry to prosper, while others are grappling with rising input prices and stagnant or falling output prices. Were supply shortages to ensue in future, the Committee expects that food scarcity would be a function of income rather than of production capacity. Those most at risk are consumers on low incomes in the developing world. Further trade liberalisation in the agriculture sector is supported, but if direct payments are withdrawn and import tariffs reduced-as the UK Government advocates-then the production standards that EU producers of agricultural goods are obliged to meet should be re-examined.

The future of the Common Agricultural Policy

2: Evidence Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union
Committee ... Rural development policy in the future might place a more strategic
emphasis on the situation in farm households rather than focusing narrowly on
the farm ...

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Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0104012358

Category: Political Science

Page: 401

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Evidence taken before Sub-committee D (Environment and Agriculture)

Bulletin of the European Communities

At a time when the European Community is faced with enormous social and
economic challenges and is in the process of negotiating a third ... so as to
provide a solid basis for the firther dynamic development of the Community over
the remainder of the present decade . ... The common agricultural policy must be
adapted to the situation facing the Commụnity in the foreseeable future , in order
that it can ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015085089897

Category: Europe

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Future Development of the Common Agricultural Policy

This background report gives the full text of the European Commission's document on the Common Agricultural Policy which was submitted to the recent European Council meeting in Brussels.

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Author: Commission of the European Communities

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:316432484

Category: Farm produce

Page: 6

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This background report gives the full text of the European Commission's document on the Common Agricultural Policy which was submitted to the recent European Council meeting in Brussels. The Commission's price proposals for 1979-80, which are expected early next year, will reflect the policies set out in this document.

EU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies

This two-volume book provides an important overview to EU economic and policy issues related to the development of the bioeconomy.

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Author: Liesbeth Dries

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030286347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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This two-volume book provides an important overview to EU economic and policy issues related to the development of the bioeconomy. What have been the recent trends and what are the implications for future economic development and policy making? Where does EU bioeconomy policy sit within an international context and what are the financial frameworks behind them? Volume I explores the economic theory of bioeconomy policy, as well as European integration, European agriculture, EU budget and future developments in EU agriculture policies.