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European Agriculture: Policies, Production and Trade

By: Brian Gardner

233 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 1996 | #56396 | ISBN: 0415085330
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #56395 | ISBN: 0415085322
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Comprehensive breakdown of the workings of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and its impact.


Part 1 European Agriculture: development under the 'common agricultural policy' Chapter I - Why support farmers? Why agriculture is still the most protected industry Chapter II - Development of the CAP. Farmers and European politics Chapter III - How the EU supports agriculture. Market manipulation and the world market. The cost to consumers. The price of supporting farmers - producer gains and consumer losses Chapter IV - The agricultural revolution. Peasants into tycoons in one generation Part 2 Chapter V - Going to the trade wars. Overproduction, surpluses and international politics Chapter VI - The Great Reform. Fitting European agriculture into the world system Chapter VII - Impact of CAP reform and GATT Uruguay Round agreement on agricultural trade Part 3 Chapter VIII - European farming and the environment. A sustainable agriculture? Reconciling food production and environmental acceptability Chapter IX - The 'Biotech revolution'. Producing more from less. Chapter X - European Agriculture in the twenty first century? EU enlargement and the modification of the CAP. The European industry's place in world food supply, new uses for old crops.

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