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About this book
About this book
The text describes the context within which the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union has been established, the basic mechanisms of the policy for the main sectors of agricultural production and their adaptation over time in line with changes in the broader world economy; the changes in Eastern Europe, the problems of developing countries and the GATT WTO Agreement in particular. An introduction by Franz Fischler, European Commissioner with responsibility for Agriculture, sets the scene for Community policy beyond 2000.
Preface - Introduction; F.Fischler - PART I: GENERAL POLICY - A Policy for Agriculture - An Overview of the Policies of the European Union - The Treaties and the Institutions of the European Union - The Agricultural Policy of the United State - A Currency for the Community - Revenue and Expenditure of the Community - The European Union, Developing Countries and Central and Eastern European Countries - Regional, Structural and Social Policies and Policies for Rural Development - Environmental Policies - PART II: MARKET REGULATIONS - Cereals, Oilseeds and Protein Crops - Milk and Dairy Products - Meat - Fruit and Vegetables - Wine, Olive Oil and Tobacco - Sugar Beet and Sugar - And the Future? - Selected References - Index
ANTONIO PICCININI is Lecturer in Agricultural Policy at the Universities of Bologna and of Rome, La Sapienza. A farmer himself, he is active in the Italian farmers union - the Confagricoltura and has been President of its branch in the province of Modena. - MARGARET LOSEBY is Lecturer in Agricultural Marketing at the state University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy and sometime consultant to OECD and FAO. Her numerous publications concern aspects of agricultural trade, policy and marketing.