Common Market Organisation

Huib Silvis, Roel Jongeneel

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This chapter explains the evolution of the Common Market Organisation (CMO) in agriculture. It starts with the original principles of the European Union’s (EU) agricultural market and price policies and discusses successive reforms of some key CMOs. Market measures have clearly become less important, but they remain an essential part of the policy mix of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The reduction of the scope of classical market measures has been accompanied by a stronger emphasis in the CAP on a regulatory environment to strengthen farmers’ organisational structures. To improve farmers’ and small- and medium-sized businesses’ position in the food supply chain, a new directive has been prepared on unfair trading practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEU Bioeconomy Economics and Policies
EditorsL. Dries, W. Heijman, R. Jongeneel, K. Purnhagen, J. Wesseler
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)9783030286347
ISBN (Print)9783030286330
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2019

Publication series

NamePalgrave Advances in Bioeconomy: Economics and Policies
ISSN (Print)2524-5848
ISSN (Electronic)2524-5856


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