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Category: Studies

11.11.2010

Has the reform of the sugar market achieved its main objectives?

European Court of Auditors, Special Report No 6/2010

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Category: General posts

10.11.2010

French environment ministry for green CAP!

The French Ministry for the Environment has spectacularly broken ranks with the Ministry of Agriculture by publishing its own vision ‘For a sustainable agricultural policy in 2013’. The 17-page document does not beat about the bush: it calls for a radical overhaul and gives numbers.

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Category: General posts

23.10.2010

New expert declaration 'For an Ambitious Reform of the CAP'

In late 2009, leading agricultural economists from all over Europe issued a declaration on ‘A Common Agricultural Policy for European Public Goods’. They proposed the abolition of market intervention and blanket income support to farmers, and outlined a more efficient, greener CAP.

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Category: General posts

19.10.2010

Commission conclusions on EU budget review: The door for serious CAP reform remains open

On October 19, the European Commission has finally released its conclusions on the budget review originally due for 2008/09. It compares poorly to the draft document that leaked quite exactly one year earlier.

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Category: General posts

10.10.2010

An appraisal of the leaked communication from DG Agriculture

The communication from DG Agri that prepares the CAP community for the legislative proposal next summer and which aims to channel the debate has leaked.

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Category: General posts

09.10.2010

Options for getting rid of the Single Farm Payment

Berkeley Hill, Professor Emeritus of Policy Analysis at the University of London, discusses four exit strategies: simple expiration of the SFP in 2013, replacement by a transitory income support scheme, additional rural development measures to promote restructuring, and a bond scheme.

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Category: Studies

27.09.2010

Assessing the Impacts of Rural Development Policies

Rural Development Impacts (2010)

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Category: Studies

27.09.2010

Risk management in agriculture: Towards market solutions in the EU

Claire Schaffnit-Chatterjee, DB Research (2010)

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Category: Studies

26.07.2010

Risk management and agricultural insurance schemes in Europe

Bielza et al. (2009)

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Category: Studies

13.07.2010

The costs of compliance with EU standards

Jongeneel et al. (2007) and Jongeneel et al. (2008)

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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