This title was first published in 2000: The central aim of the Common Agricultural Policy is to support the incomes of farmers, yet reliable information on the overall incomes of farmers and their households is scarce. In general, farmers in the EU are not a low-income or poor sector of society and much of the present CAP income support goes to those that are relatively well-off. This book, the 3rd edition to address these issues, has been updated and expanded to include: updated coverage of statistics and references; the major changes in methodology of income measurement flowing from the 1995 revision of the European System of Accounts; a critical examination of wealth and balance sheets for the agricultural industry as currently calculated; incorporation of material from Japan and countries in Central and Eastern Europe that are candidates for EU membership.
’…very well structured…highly recommended to all those who are interested in policymaking and in understanding agricultural policy…’ Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture ’It is noted that the central aim of the common agricultural policy is to support the incomes of farmers, yet reliable information on the overall incomes of farmers and their households is scarce…the book addresses these issues.’ CAB Abstracts
Contents: Introduction; Incomes and agricultural policy; Conceptual issues; Indicators of income from agricultural production; Incomes of agricultural households; Wealth; Information and policy; Bibliography; Index.
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