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European agricultural policy is too often a tangled web of technicalities wrapped in incomprehensible jargon. Yet it deals with the most basic human requirement - food. European Agriculture attempts to explain the complexities of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the 1994 General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the changes that are being forced on agricultural policy in Europe by environmental legislation, biotechnology and political change. Reforms of the CAP were agreed in 1992. Explaining the reform programme in detail, the book goes on to question the effectiveness of the reform and suggests that they will do nothing to diminish the costliness of the CAP or prevent European farm production overstepping the limits imposed by the 1994 GATT agreement. Referring to a wide geographical range of European case material, the author challenges the common assumption that in a world apparently short of food it makes sense to expand high-cost European farm production. It is clear that continued over-production will inevitably lead to new political conflicts with America and other major agricultural exporting nations, agricultural trade relationships that are crucial to the EU's continued economic and political growth. European Agriculture is a comprehensive analysis of the economic, environmental and political implications of pursuing present agricultural policy, and presents a provicative commentary on the future development of European agriculture and its role in world food production in the next century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415085328
ISBN-10: 0415085322
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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