October 2009

Long-Term Challenges Facing European Agriculture: The Need for New Public and Private Policies

PIERRE BOULANGER AND PATRICK MESSERLIN, 20 OCT 2009

This policy brief argues that European Agriculture will face significant challenges over the coming decades. Issues like the effects of climate change, the management of natural resources, and the constant battle to keep our food safe are altering the debate significantly. A broad vision will be needed to incorporate these different challenges into the Common Agricultural Policy and match them up with the most appropriate policies.

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CAP and Trade

HåKON BY, IEEP, 19 OCT 2009

Current WTO agreements offer the EU some ability to intervene in agricultural markets and subsidise exports without running foul of the trade rules. Should the WTO’s Doha-round of negotiations, now it its eighth year, be concluded, however, the EU’s ability to intervene may be significantly reduced.

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Climate Change: Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation

GERALD NELSON (INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE), 02 OCT 2009

This Food Policy Report presents research results that quantify the impacts of climate-change, assesses the consequences for food security, and estimates the investments that would offset the negative consequences for human well-being.

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