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Farm incomes, wealth and agricultural policy: filling the CAP's core information gap.

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The main thesis of this book is that, within the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), incomes are not, and never have been, assessed in a way that is appropriate to the fundamental needs of policy. This also applies in the UK and most other industrialized countries. Furthermore, with a few national exceptions, the necessary information is not available by which a policy aimed directly at enablin...


Chapter 2 (Page no: 14)

Incomes and agricultural policy.

This chapter deals with the objectives of agricultural policy, particularly the income aims. It focuses on the reaction that governments have made towards the economic pressures on their farmers, as shown in the declared and implied aims of their agricultural policies. Particular attention is given to the policies of the EU, the UK and Germany, though it can easily be shown that the support of farm incomes is a feature of virtually all industrialized countries, springing from the similarity of problems they face with respect to their agricultural sectors, though there are differences in the extent to which income issues are given prominence over other considerations.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Hill, B.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 39) Conceptual issues. Author(s): Hill, B.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 84) Indicators of income from agricultural production. Author(s): Hill, B.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 142) Incomes of agricultural households. Author(s): Hill, B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 228) Wealth. Author(s): Hill, B.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 261) Information and policy. Author(s): Hill, B.

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2012
  • ISBN
  • 9781845938475
  • Record Number
  • 20123189071