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Cover for Government policy for agriculture and rural areas.

This chapter deals with the problems agriculture and the rural economy faces and the policies used to tackle them. It starts from a general review of why governments wish to interfere with the running of the economy, and discusses the four basic stages of the policy process. The chapter then moves...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644752)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Farm incomes, wealth and agricultural policy: filling the CAP's core information gap.

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...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This introductory chapter looks at the different approaches to viewing farm income, the gap in the EU farm income information system, the issue regarding the use of appropriate income indicators, and the role of information in policymaking.

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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 ...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conceptual issues.

This chapter reviews the concepts of income appropriate to stated agricultural policy objectives and compares these with the indicators currently in use in the EU and elsewhere. First, the chapter explores what is meant by 'standard of living' in the context of agricultural policy. Second, the...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Indicators of income from agricultural production.

This chapter firstly reviews the various aggregate indicators related to income from agricultural production that are employed by the EU and UK, the general methodology underlying them and the pictures they present. It then goes on to give a similar treatment to the microeconomic measures. Though...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Incomes of agricultural households.

This chapter brings together a comprehensive collection of the macroeconomic and microeconomic data on farm household incomes in the EU and some other OECD countries, and presents the empirical evidence by which the income situation of agricultural households can be judged within a policy context....

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Wealth.

This chapter is concerned with the economic attributes of wealth and its relationship with agricultural policy. An attempt is made to present the asset position of farmers in the EU, particularly the UK, as well as the USA. The chapter draws attention to the distinction between, on the one hand,...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Information and policy.

This final chapter looks at the way in which information on the income and wealth of farmers is taken into account when shaping the EU's agricultural policy. It considers the ways in which income information is taken into account in decision making, and outlines the steps by which the statistics...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Policies affecting resource adjustment in agriculture in the European Union.

This chapter reviews the various attempts that have been made to use instruments to facilitate agricultural adjustment in the EU, including those that are currently in operation. These instruments include: early retirement and installation of new entrants; investment; and training. The picture of...

Author(s)
Cahill, C.; Hill, B.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930332)
Type
Book chapter

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