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Category: Studies

13.04.2010

Estimating the Scale of Future Environmental Land Management Requirements for the UK

ADAS and SAC, 2009

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Category: General posts

30.03.2010

Is there anything that is not special?

Agriculture is special. It therefore deserves an outstanding dose of public subsidies. Or so we are told. But is there anything that is not special? The standard approach of CAP critics is analytical: debunking erroneous claims for subsidies. The problem is that rational argument goes only that far. So the idea is to try something else: making up far-fetched cases in favor of subsidizing non-agricultural sectors. Their resemblance to some pro-CAP arguments would show the latter’s absurdity. The alternative is to look at non-agricultural regions: cities' claim to special treatment give a real-world set of arguments that is hard to match.

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Category: Studies

25.03.2010

Distribution and targeting of the CAP budget from a biodiversity perspective

European Environment Agency, 2009

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Category: General posts

22.03.2010

A guide to the CAP web page jungle

More sites dedicated to the CAP are becoming available and multi-issue sites improve their coverage of CAP issues. A structured selection of CAP blogs, Internet platforms and research institutes can be found here. This post takes a closer, comparative look at three leading sites: cap2020, capreform and reformthecap.

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Category: Studies

19.03.2010

Scenar 2020-II – Update of scenario study on agriculture and the rural world

Nowicki, P. et. al., 2010

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Category: Studies

19.03.2010

EU Land Markets and the Common Agricultural Policy

Johan F.M. Swinnen, Pavel Ciaian and d’Artis Kancs, 2010.

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Category: General posts

17.03.2010

Rename the CAP!

Names matter, and Common Agricultural Policy is the wrong name for a policy promoting European public goods related to land use.

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Category: Studies

11.03.2010

Farm Household Incomes and Reforming the CAP

Bruno Henry de Frahan, Tharcisse Nkunzimana, Rembert De Blander, Frédéric Gaspart and Daniel A. Sumner, 2008

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Category: Studies

11.03.2010

The 2007/08 Agricultural Price Spikes: Causes and Policy Implications

UK Government, 2010

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Category: General posts

11.03.2010

How can direct payments be justified after 2013?

Stefan Tangermann (retired OECD Director for Trade and Agriculture, and Professor Emeritus, University of Göttingen) has written a powerful critique of the Single Farm Payment in Agra Europe. He concludes that 'Targeted payments to farmers providing specific public goods where they are needed are a much more convincing policy than general payments arguably justified by cross-compliance.'

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At your fingertips

CAP reform in a nutshell the case for CAP reform on one page
Can you believe it? The CAP at its worst examples of mind-boggling subsidies
The Single Farm Paymentexcellent critique by Stefan Tangermann
Expert Declaration on CAP reform one-page summary
CAP visions by reform-oriented stakeholders
Key data on the CAP expenditure for the main instruments
Who pays for farm income support?
member states net contributions