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European Agriculture : Policies, Production, and Trade - Brian Gardner

European Agriculture

Policies, Production, and Trade

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The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is central to both economic and environmental developments in Europe. But with the advent of new environmental legislation and political change in Europe the CAP faces increasing pressure to reform. European Agriculture provides a comprehensive breakdown of the workings of the CAP and its impact on farming in Europe. The author discusses every aspect of European agricultural policy, production and trade, from environmental constraints and the impact of biotechnology, to the role of European farming in the world food supply system. Posing direct questions about the recent 1992 agricultural reform, the 1994 GATT agreement and the reasons for the expensive continuation of the CAP, European Agriculture analyses the economic, political and environmental implications of pursuing present farming policy and provides a provocative commentary on the agricultural future of Europe.

1. Why Support Farmers? Why agriculture is still the most protected industry -- 2. Development of the CAP: Farmers and European politics -- 3. How the European Union Supports Agriculture -- 4. The Agricultural Revolution: Peasants into tycoons -- 5. Going to the Trade Wars: Over-production, surpluses and international politics -- 6. The Great Reform? Fitting European agriculture into the world system -- 7. Impact of CAP Reform and the GATT Uruguay Round Agreement on Agricultural Trade -- 8. European Farming and the Environment: A sustainable agriculture? -- 9. The 'Biotech Revolution': Producing more from less -- 10. European Agriculture in the Twenty-First Century.

ISBN: 9780203195956
ISBN-10: 9781134063376
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 17th October 1996