Territorial distribution of CAP payments in the Netherlands and present and future environmental policy targets

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Reform of the CAP by 2013 is a key issue in the Dutch agricultural policy debate. At the moment the Single Farm Payments are based on the historic right principle, but in the future the Dutch government looks for a different justification for the direct income support. The SFP should be converted into a system of targeted payments for the delivery of public goods, as nature, landscape and environment. In this light, information on how the present distribution of CAP payments is related to environmentally sensitive areas is needed. This study therefore answers two questions: 1) to what extend are 1st and 2nd Pillar payments allocated to regions that coincide spatially with environmentally sensitive areas? 2) How are 1st and 2nd Pillar payments distributed over farms with certain intensive and extensive management features?
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
Number of pages110
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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ISSN (Print)1566-7197


  • cap
  • agriculture
  • subsidies
  • geographical distribution
  • inventories

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