About this book
This book explores the policy implications of growing pressures for economic adjustment in the agricultural sectors of developed countries. The primary focus is on Europe and North America, but adjustment policies in other developed countries are discussed. Some chapters are based on an international workshop at Imperial College, London in October 2003 and an international symposium in Philadelphia in the spring of 2004.
* Agricultural Adjustment and Policy Reform - Introduction, D Blandford and B Hill; * Structural Change in European Agriculture, B Hill; * Structural Change in U.S. Agriculture, J M MacDonald, R Hoppe, and D Banker, Department of Agriculture, Washington, USA; * Pressures for Adjustment in the Agricultural Sectors of Developed Countries, D Blandford; * Policy Reform and Adjustment in the European Union: Changes in the Common Agricultural Policy and Enlargement, P Bascou, P Londero and W Munch, Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission, Belgium; * Policy Reform and U.S. Agricultural Adjustment Capacity, M E Burfisher, U S Naval Academy, Maryland, USA, K Hanson, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, USA, J Hopkins, U S House of Representatives, Washington, USA, and A Somwaru, U S Department of Agriculture, Washington, USA; * Agricultural Policy Reform and Adjustment in Australia and New Zealand, D Harris, D N Harris & Associates, Melbourne, Australia, and A Rae, Massey University, New Zealand; * The Swedish Agricultural Policy Reform of 1990, E Robinowicz, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; * Agricultural Policy Reform and Structural Adjustment in Korea and Japan, H Kim, Seoul National University, Korea, and Y-K Lee, Yeungnam University, Korea; * Policy Reform and Agricultural Adjustment in Transition Countries, J F M Swinnen, University of Leuven, Belgium; * The Reform of Grain Transportation Policy and Transformation in Western Canadian Agriculture, D Doan, B Paddock, and J Dyer, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada; * The U.S. Peanut Quota Buyout: Sectoral Adjustment to Policy Change Under the 2002 Farm Act, E Dohlman, L Hoffman, E Young and W McBride, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, USA; * What Affects Farmers' Ability to Adjust: Evidence from the United States, J Hopkins, M Morehart and J Johnson, Department of Agriculture, Washington, USA; * Differences in Farm Performance and Adjustment to Change: A Perspective from the Netherlands, K J Poppe and H van Meijl, Agricultural Research Institute (LEI), The Netherlands; * Policies Affecting Resource Adjustment in Agriculture in the European Union, C Cahill, OECD Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, France and B Hill; * Policy for Agricultural Adjustment in the United States, D Blandford and R N Boisvert, Cornell University, USA; * Adjustment Policy for Agriculture in Developed Countries, D Blandford and B Hill.