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Policy reform and adjustment in the agricultural sectors of developed countries.

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This book focuses on the policy implications of growing pressures for economic adjustment in the agricultural sectors of developed countries. Selected papers from an international workshop at Imperial College, London in October 2003 and an international symposium in Philadelphia in the spring of 2004, have been extensively revised and edited to form some of the chapters, and several entirely new chapters have been added. Chapters 2 and 3 analyse recent adjustments in the agricultural sectors of the EU and the USA. Chapter 4 assesses the forces that are likely to generate pressures for change. Policy reform is one such driver; chapters 5 and 6 focus on the extent to which recent and prospective reforms may be expected to require further adjustment in the EU and the USA. Chapters 7-12 form a series of six case studies of policy reform and agricultural adjustment (covering Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Korea, Japan, the transition countries of Central Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Canada, and the USA). The ability of farmers and farm households to adjust to policy reform is a key concern. Chapters 13 and 14 examine evidence on the ability of farmers to adapt to changes in economic conditions, drawing on experience in the Netherlands and the USA. Chapters 15 and 16 provide perspectives on the potential use of specific measures to promote adjustment in agriculture in EU and the USA. Chapter 17 brings together the lessons learned to identify future options for agricultural adjustment policy in developed countries. The book has a subject index.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 5) Structural change in European agriculture. Author(s): Hill, B.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) Structural change in US agriculture. Author(s): MacDonald, J. M. Hoppe, R. Banker, D.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 43) Pressures for adjustment in the agricultural sectors of developed countries. Author(s): Blandford, D.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Policy reform and adjustment in the European Union: changes in the Common Agricultural Policy and enlargement. Author(s): Bascou, P. Londero, P. M√ľnch, W.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 69) Policy reform and US agricultural adjustment capacity. Author(s): Burfisher, M. E. Hanson, K. Hopkins, J. Somwaru, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 83) Agricultural policy reform and adjustment in Australia and New Zealand. Author(s): Harris, D. Rae, A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 105) The Swedish agricultural policy reform of 1990. Author(s): Rabinowicz, E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 123) Agricultural policy reform and structural adjustment in Korea and Japan. Author(s): Kim HanHo Lee YongKee
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 141) Policy reform and agricultural adjustment in transition countries. Author(s): Swinnen, J. F. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 163) The reform of grain transportation policy and transformation in Western Canadian agriculture. Author(s): Doan, D. Paddock, B. Dyer, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 175) The US peanut quota buyout: sectoral adjustment to policy change under the 2002 Farm Act. Author(s): Dohlman, E. Hoffman, L. Young, E. McBride, W.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 189) What affects farmers' ability to adjust: evidence from the United States. Author(s): Hopkins, J. Morehart, M. Johnson, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 201) Differences in farm performance and adjustment to change: a perspective from The Netherlands. Author(s): Poppe, K. J. Meijl, H. van
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 219) Policies affecting resource adjustment in agriculture in the European Union. Author(s): Cahill, C. Hill, B.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 237) Policy for agricultural adjustment in the United States. Author(s): Blandford, D. Boisvert, R. N.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 255) Adjustment policy for agriculture in developed countries. Author(s): Blandford, D. Hill, B.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9781845930332
  • Record Number
  • 20063116060