Impact of coupled EU support for sugar beet growing: more production, lower prices

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In the 2013 negotiations on the ‘new CAP’ (Common Agricultural Policy), the option of voluntary coupled support (VCS) for sugar beet growing was introduced, which has been implemented from 2015 onwards by ten and from 2017 by eleven Member States. In 2017, a great change took place in the EU sugar sector through the abolishment of the sugar quota system, leading to an increase of competition between sugar companies and more fluctuating sugar prices than before. In such a dynamic context, questions were raised about potentially destabilising production and market effects of a VCS-regulation and about its legitimacy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Economic Research
Number of pages61
ISBN (Electronic)9789463432436
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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NameWageningen Economic Research report


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