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A bond scheme for common agricultural policy reform.

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This book discusses a proposed bond scheme as part of theCommon Agricultural Policy reform in the EU. It presents a major survey of farmers conducted in Germany, Portugal and the UK to determine their likely reactions to the introduction of a bond scheme or similar partially decoupled payments such as the new Single Payment Scheme proposed by the Fischler reforms. Under the bond scheme, compensati...

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Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Decoupled payments and a triad of policy objectives: compensation, farm income support and multifunctionality.

This chapter highlights three themes that can be found in the literature regarding the purpose of decoupled payments. Sometimes decoupled payments have been advocated as compensation for the removal of price or income support policies. Other authors, while advocating reform of existing price and income support policies, have suggested that these policies need to be replaced by decoupled income support payments that would be primarily beneficial to low-income farmers. A more recent idea is that farmers, as custodians of the countryside, should receive payments that are decoupled from the production of crops and livestock, but paid to reward them for the provision of non-marketable benefits that the rest of the society values.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 5) Direct payments in the EU and their treatment in the WTO. Author(s): Swinbank, A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) Compensation proposals for EU farm policy reform. Author(s): Little, J. Knapp, T. Sottomayor, M. Swinbank, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) A bond scheme to facilitate CAP reform. Author(s): Swinbank, A. Tangermann, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 79) From CAP to CARPE: embedding the bond scheme proposal in a comprehensive reform. Author(s): Costa, L. Cunha, A. Mendes, A. Sottomayor, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 93) Why a bond scheme was not adopted in 1992. Author(s): Daugbjerg, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 111) Implementing a bond scheme. Author(s): Swinbank, A. Little, J. Knapp, T. Sottomayor, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 127) Asking farmers about their response to the proposed bond scheme. Author(s): Tranter, R. Costa, L. Knapp, T. Little, J. Sottomayor, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 149) A role for direct payments? The Doha Round, EU enlargement and prospects for CAP reform. Author(s): Cunha, A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Centre for Agricultural Strategy, The University of Reading, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2004
  • ISBN
  • 9780851997445
  • Record Number
  • 20083052555