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1525: A more principled CAP

This paper is summarised from ‘Still time and need for a more principled CAP’ presented by Professor David Harvey, Newcastle University and Attila Jambor, Assistant Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest at the 86th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society, University of Warwick, 16 - 18 April 2012

Year of Publication2012

The European Commission proposals for reforming the CAP continue to be out of touch with reality. Direct payments should be phased out completely and funds saved should be used for the provision of public goods and rural development. For public goods supporting already existing private programmes would be more effective. The three objectives for the CAP – food markets, agri-environment and rural development should be developed into three coherent frameworks or pillars.

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