Providing an updated state of the art report on the effects of the 2003 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, this volume has a particular emphasis on the governance of institutional changes and national/regional implementation. Written from an agricultural economist's point of view and enriched by the contribution of political scientists and policy makers, this book offers: - an updated report of the European debate on agricultural and rural policies; -an in-depth analysis of the decoupling process of the agricultural financial support in Europe; - an analysis of the CAP implementation in the old and new Europe Member States ; - a discussion on the future scenarios for the European Agricultural Policies Based on a selection of papers from the 109th Seminar of the European Association of the Agricultural Economists (EAAE), this book, with a foreword by Franz Fischler, also includes four commissioned contributions from leaders in the field including Sofia Davidova, Roberto Esposti, Tassos Haniotis and Johan Swinnen.
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Contents: Foreword: a common agricultural policy for the 21st century; From the Fischler reform to the future CAP, Roberto Henke, Simone Severini and Alessandro Sorrentino. Part 1 Future Scenarios for the CAP: The CAP reform process in perspective: issues of the post-2013 debate, Tassos Haniotis; Reforming the CAP: an agenda for regional growth?, Roberto Esposti. Part 2 Political Economy of CAP Reform: A political economy perspective on the Fischler reform of the CAP, Johan F.M. Swinnen; The budget and the WTO: driving forces behind the 'health check'?, Carsten Daugbjerg and Alan Swinbank; Options of financing the CAP - consequences for the distribution of farm payments, Franz Sinabell, Erwin Schmid and Hans Pitlik; The European Commission in the CAP decision making: a case study on the sugar reform, Matteo Iagatti and Alessandro Sorrentino. Part 3 The CAP Reform and Its Impact on EU Agriculture: Implementation of single area payment scheme in the EU new member states, Sophia Davidova; Assessing European farmers' intentions in the light of the 2003 CAP reform, Margarita Genius and Vangelis Tzouvelekas; Assessing the impact of the 'health check' in an Italian region: an application of the RegMAS model, Antonello Lobianco and Roberto Esposti; Impact of the CAP reform on the Spanish agricultural sector, Lucindo JÃºdez, Rosario de Andrés, Miguel IbÃ¡Ã±ez, José MarÃa de Miguel, José Luis Miguel and Elvira Urzainqui. Part 4 The Impact of CAP Reform on Specific Sectors: The abrogation of set-aside and the increase in cereal prices: can they revert the decline of cereal production generated by decoupling?, Simone Severini and Stefano Valle; Policy impact on production structure and income risk on Polish dairy farms, Adam Was and Agata Malak-Rawlikowska; An impact assessment of the CAP reform health check on the Italian tomato sector, Filippo Arfini, Michele Donati, Gaetana Petriccione and Roberto Solazzo; Effects of CAP reform on peri-urban agricultural area in Umbria
Alessandro Sorrentino is a Professor of European Economic Policies at the UniversitÃ della Tuscia, Viterbo (Italy). He has been working in the field of agricultural economics since the beginning of the 1980s. He is the author of several scientific papers and books concerning the Economics and Political Economy of the Common Agricultural Policy. Roberto Henke is a senior Researcher at the Italian National Institute of Agricultural Economics (INEA). He works in the field of agricultural and rural policy analysis and has produced several scientific papers and reviews in this field. His main areas of interest are the Common Agricultural Policy and income diversification in Agriculture. Simone Severini is a Professor of Agricultural Policy at the UniversitÃ della Tuscia, Viterbo (Italy). He has been working in the field of agricultural economics and policy since the end of the 1980s. He has published several scientific papers in the field of the evaluation of the Common Agricultural Policy and of water policies in the EU.