EU policy for agriculture, food and rural areas, 2nd rev. ed.

A.J. Oskam (Editor), G. Meester (Editor), H.J. Silvis (Editor)

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The European Union varies widely within its boundaries. Still, there are common policies for agriculture, food and rural areas, although with many differences in relation to specific conditions in Member States. Starting with the Mac Sharry reform in 1992, the EU is on a long-term path to freer and more open markets. Traditional EU market and price measures are now largely replaced by 'decoupled' direct income support, and further steps are being prepared. There is increased attention at both EU and Member-State levels to food quality, food safety and animal welfare, as there is also to the environment and the development of rural areas. The Union is thus becoming a leader in food and rural policies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Number of pages453
ISBN (Print)9789086861804
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • cap
  • agricultural policy
  • policy
  • agriculture
  • agricultural trade
  • world trade organization
  • food
  • food policy
  • marketing policy
  • animal health
  • animal welfare
  • health policy
  • rural policy
  • nature conservation
  • environmental management
  • institutions
  • decision making
  • rural areas
  • european union


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