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The Governance of Agriculture in Post-Brexit UK

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ISBN 9780367444600
February 17, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
88 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the impact of Brexit on British agriculture and associated areas, discussing the Common Agricultural Policy and the Agriculture Act 2020.

The Brexit referendum provoked new debates and questions over the future of agriculture in Britain and the potential positive and negative impacts of Brexit on both farmers and consumers. These debates as well as the ensuing proposals relevant to the Agriculture Act 2020 have exposed the multidimensional effects of Brexit when it comes to agriculture. With a focus on profitability, the rights of farmers, environmental protection as well as animal welfare, this book brings together an interdisciplinary analysis of the future of British agriculture in post-Brexit Britain. More specifically, it addresses the criticisms over the Common Agriculture Policy, presents an analysis of the Agriculture Act 2020 and considers suggestions for future developments. Through this analysis, the book suggests a way towards the future, with a positive outlook towards a competitive and sustainable agriculture that will satisfy the needs of farmers, consumers, while ensuring environmental protection, animal welfare and rural development.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of food and agricultural policy and politics, agroecology and rural development, as well as policymakers involved in Britain's post-Brexit environmental policy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Brian Jack


Chapter 1: Studies of the Impact of Brexit on UK agriculture

Berkeley Hill


Chapter 2: Maintaining High Animal Welfare Standards in the UK

Christie Siettou


Chapter 3: Setting the Path for UK and Devolved Agriculture

Ludivine Petetin


Chapter 4: 'Public Money for Public Goods' and Property Rights

Irene Antonopoulos


Chapter 5: Agroecology, GM Crops and the Post-Brexit Regulatory Framework

Miranda Geelhoed


Chapter 6: Brexit and the Common Agricultural Policy: There and Back Again

Viviane Gravey


Chapter 7: Balancing Productivity and the Environment for More Sustainable Farming Systems

Matt Bell


Chapter 8: Setting the Path for UK and Devolved Agriculture

Aleksandra Čavoški


Chapter 9: Legal Models for Implementing Agri-Environment Policy after Brexit

Christopher Rodgers


Chapter 10: Northern Ireland’s Agricultural Quagmire: How to Develop a Sustainable Agricultural Policy?

Mary Dobbs


Chapter 11: Conclusion

Aleksandra Čavoški, Matt Bell, Ludivine Petetin, Irene Antonopoulos

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Irene Antonopoulos is a Lecturer in Law at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Matt Bell is a Professor and Director of Agriculture at Hartpury University, UK.

Aleksandra Čavoški is a Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Ludivine Petetin is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Cardiff University, UK.