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The Economics of Regulation in Agriculture: Compliance with Public and Private Standards

Edited By: F Brouwer, G Fox and R Jongeneel

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Oct 2012 | #179745 | ISBN-13: 9781845935573
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This work debates and investigates the the cross-compliance system - whereby farmers comply with certain standards relating to the environment, food safety and animal and plant health.

It discusses cross-compliance in the context of existing standards, on-farm costs and the competitiveness of farm buisnesses. Analysing the economics of regulation both within the internal market of the EU and the broader world market by examining a broad range of agricultural products. This resource will be of value to agriculture and resource economists, policy makers, researchers and students in environmental and agricultural policy and modelling.


Part 1. Theory and practice
1. Introduction
2. Economic concepts of regulation : from market failure 30 years ago towards non-market or policy failure
3. Europe
4. USA
5. Canada
6. New Zealand
Part 2. Compliance, public benefits and global competition
7. Dairy
8. Beef
9. Cereals
10. Pigs
11. Fruits and vegetables
Part 3. The way forward
12. Certification schemes
13. Impacts of sanitary and technical barriers to trade
14. The changing policy context
15. Environmental pressure, policies and the location of farms
16. Conclusion

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