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Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy

Swinbank, A. ORCID: (2021) Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy. In: Blandford, D. and Tangermann, S. (eds.) Current Issues in Global Agricultural and Trade Policy: Essays in Honour of Timothy E. Josling. World Scientific, London, pp. 63-86. ISBN 9781786349750

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After a brief history of the common agricultural policy (CAP), this chapter asks whether the reform process begun in the 1990s has been completed and whether or not there has been a paradigm change. It then poses the question: what are direct payments for? Pillar 2 is then briefly discussed. Finally two particular challenges for the post-2020 CAP are noted: that arising from the UK’s exit from the EU, and the need for European farmers to adapt to climate change, whilst helping to mitigate its effects through carbon sequestration and a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Agri-Food Economics & Marketing
ID Code:96479
Publisher:World Scientific


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