Alternative instruments for the CAP?

H.J. Silvis, C.W.J. van Rijswick, C.J.A.M. de Bont

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With parallel negotiations taking place on enlargement of the EU and a new WTO agreement, EU's Common Agricultural Policy is facing further reforms. This report addresses the issue of whether any alternatives can be found for the instruments of this policy, and looks at decoupled payments, a net income stabilisation fund, risk insurance programmes and export credits. It is concluded that the policy instruments in question are directed at widely varying objectives. They could prove to be a useful supplement to the existing instruments. In general, however, they do not (yet) present satisfactory alternatives for the current EU agricultural policy
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherAgricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI)
Number of pages60
ISBN (Print)9789052426471
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • agricultural policy
  • european union
  • government policy

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    Silvis, H. J., van Rijswick, C. W. J., & de Bont, C. J. A. M. (2001). Alternative instruments for the CAP? Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI).