April 2009

Commission Releases LFA Communication

GWYN JONES AND GUY BEAUFOY, 27 APR 2009

Gwyn Jones of the European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism (EFNCP) analyses the state of play with the Commission's work on redefining the criteria used to target the 'Intermediate Less Favoured Area (LFA)' measure at the European level.

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Managing Supply, Managing Demand

VICKI HIRD, 20 APR 2009

Vicki Hird argues that the CAP is not a modern, environmentally and socially just, and efficient form of policy. She argues that a new agricultural policy is needed and presents a case for this to be built on a revised form of supply management, demand management and targeted support.

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Is CAP Ideology Shared at the National Level? The Case of Finland

IRINA HERZON, 16 APR 2009

An objective of the CAP is to ensure that farming can continue in all regions of the EU. This is used as a major justification for providing subsidies to EU farmers. In this article, I examine whether this objective is shared by some of those in Finland.

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Feeding The World: Are New Global Agricultural Policies Needed?

ROBIN HART, 14 APR 2009

On November 24-26, 2008, the German Marshall Fund co-sponsored a conference with Wilton Park entitled ’Feeding The World: Are New Global Agricultural Policies Needed?’ The conference report has just been published.

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Decoupled Support - for Good and for Bad?

IRINA HERZON, 14 APR 2009

The decoupling of subsidies from production levels – a key feature of the reformed CAP – falls under constant criticism in Finland.

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Should Environmentalists Adopt a Principled Position on CAP Reform or Compromise?

VALENTIN ZAHRNT, 02 APR 2009

In this article, Valentin Zahrnt argues that environmentalists should take an uncompromising, principled position and resist the urge to find common ground with moderate vested interests in order to achieve fundamental reform of the CAP.

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Securing our Common Future through Environmentally Sustainable Land Management

LAND USE POLICY GROUP, 02 APR 2009

On Monday 30th March , the GB government advisors on the countryside and environment joined forces under the banner of the Land Use Policy Group (LUPG) to launch their Vision for the Future of the CAP post 2013.

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